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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 Overland Monthly, Volume 4

Bret Harte - California - 1875 - 624 pages
...she could ever desire any thing beyond the position which she has always occupied. When we read that "The King was in the parlor, counting out his money ; the Queen was in the kitchen eating 266 267 bread and honey," it is very evident that the Queen is having the better time of it. But when...
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Re-echoes

Frances Power Cobbe - Conduct of life - 1876 - 344 pages
...ideas as these of Eoyalty, its privileges, duties, and dignity ? — " The King was in his parlour, Counting out his money ; The Queen was in the kitchen, Eating bread and honey" ? The " parlour," and the princely amusement therein, — the apartment chosen by her Majesty for a banqueting-hall,...
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Jolly games for happy homes

Georgiana Charlotte Clark - 1876 - 296 pages
...Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie ;— When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing ;— Was not this a dainty dish to set before the king?— The king was in his counting-house, counting out his money, — The queen was in the kitchen eating bread and honey...
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Mother Goose's Melodies, Or, Songs for the Nursery

Children's poetry - 1878 - 252 pages
...of sixpence,47 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...and honey ; The maid was in the garden, Hanging out the clothes : There came a little blackbird, And snipped off her nose. Jenny was so mad, She didn't...
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The Mother Goose Goslings

Eleanor W. Talbot - 1887 - 52 pages
...ING a song o' sixpence A ba g ful1 ' Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie : When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty...and honey, The maid was in the garden Hanging out the clothes, There came a little blackbird, And nipped off her nose. \\\\\ T HERE was an old womaii...
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Old mother Hubbard [by S.C. Martin] and other nursery rhymes and jingles

Sarah Catherine Martin, mother Hubbard - 1883 - 80 pages
...Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie ; When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing : And was not that a dainty dish to set before the king ? The king was in the parlour, counting o'er his money ; The queen was in the kitchen, eating bread and honey ; The maid...
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The child's picture story book

Child - 1883 - 330 pages
...of Six-pence, a pock-et full of Rye, Four and twen-ty Black-birds bak-ed in a Pie; When the Pie was o-pen-ed, the Birds be-gan to sing, Was not that a dain-ty dish to set be-fore a King? The King was in the Count-ing-house, count-ing out his mo-ney; The Queen was in the Par-lour,...
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The child's picture story book

Child - 1883 - 330 pages
...of Six-pence, a pock-et full of Rye, Four and twen-ty Black-birds bak-ed in a Pie ; When the Pie was o-pen-ed, the Birds be-gan to sing, Was not that a dain-ty dish to set be-fore a King? The King was in the Count-ing-house, count-ing out his mo-ney ; The Queen was in the Par-lour,...
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Recitations for infant schools

Wilhelmina Lydia Rooper - 1884 - 80 pages
...SIXPENCE. Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four-and-twenty blackbirds When the pie was opened The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty dish To set before a king ? The king was in his counting-house, Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlour,...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 6

English wit and humor - 1889 - 366 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 The King was in the parlour Counting out his money ; The Queen was in the kitchen Eating bread and...
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