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" Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king! The king was in his counting-house, Counting out his money;... "
The Lafayette Monthly - Page 127
1872
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The Poetical Decameron, Or, Ten Conversations on English Poets and Poetry ...

John Payne Collier - English poetry - 1820 - 368 pages
...sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie j When the pie was open'd the birds began to sing, Was not that a dainty dish to set before the king?" Read it by all means. the coffin of a great Re or pasty, in the bottome whereof make a hole as big...
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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies: Without Addition Or Abridgement ...

Nursery rhymes - 1833 - 154 pages
...twenty blackbirds baked in a pie : When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing ; And wasn't this a dainty dish to set before the king ? The king was in the parlour, counting out his money ; The queen was in the kitchen, eating bread and honey ; The maid was...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 14

1848 - 780 pages
...137. (Am. Ed.) 1848.] Dies Irte.. •verses occur. Here are some which every one will recognize — The king was in the parlor counting out his money,...queen was in the kitchen eating bread and honey.* After the introduction of Greek literature among the Romans, the measures of poetry became still more...
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An Essay on the Archæology of Our Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837 - 316 pages
...birds began to sing ; And was'nt this a dainty dish To set before a king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his money; The queen was in the kitchen...and honey. The maid was in the garden Hanging out the clothes ; There came a little blackbird And snap'd off her nose. Sing! er saeg inn ! hof! Sechs-pensse...
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Curiosities of Medical Experience

John Gideon Millingen - Abnormalities, Human - 1839 - 630 pages
...be some truth in the old song of Four-and-twenty black-birds bak'd in a pye, When the pye was open'd the birds began to sing, Was not that a dainty dish to lay before a king ? GIGANTIC RACES. WHILE we dismiss as fabulous all ancient and modern accounts of...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - English literature - 1841 - 468 pages
...song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie ; When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty...dish To set before the king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his money ; The queen was in her closet Eating bread and honey ; The maid was...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841 - 476 pages
...song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie ; When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty...dish To set before the king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his money ; The queen was in her closet Eating bread and honey ; The maid was...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841 - 318 pages
...birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the King? The King was in the parlour \ Counting out his money ; The Queen was in the kitchen...and honey; The maid was in the garden Hanging out the clothes: Down came a blackbird And carried off her nose. Nunc posuere animi ; nunc segra Superbia...
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The Early Naval Ballads of England, Volume 2, Issue 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Ballads, English - 1841 - 434 pages
...song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie ; When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty...dish To set before the king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his money ; The queen was in her closet Eating bread and honey ; The maid was...
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The North American Review, Volume 54

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1842 - 554 pages
...song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie : When the pie was opened The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty...dish To set before the King ? " The King was in the parlouri Counting out his money ; The Queen was in the kitchen Eating bread and honey ; The maid was...
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