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'HOMAS A TATTAMUS took two T's,

To tie two tups to two tall trees, To frighten the terrible Thomas a Tattamus! Tell me how many T's there are in all that.

OLA na at long tail which she let Aly;

LD mother Twitchett had but one eye,

And a long tail which she let fly ;)
And every time she went over a gap,
She left a bit of her tail in a trap.

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LACK we are but much admired;

Men seek for us till they are tired.
We tire the horse, but comfort man ;
Tell me this riddle if you can.

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HERE were three sisters in a hall;

There came a knight amongst them all :
Good morrow, aunt, to the one;
Good morrow, aunt, to the other ;
Good morrow, gentlewoman, to the third ;
If you were my aunt,

As the other two be,
I would say good morrow,
Then, aunts, all three.

F
ORMED long ago, yet made to-day,

Employed while others sleep;
What few would like to give away,

Nor any wish to keep.

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S I was going to St. Ives,

I met a man with seven wives;
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives ?

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S I went through the garden gap,

Who should I meet but Dick Red-cap! A stick in his hand, a stone in his throat, if you'll tell me this riddle, I'll give you a groat.

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S I was going o'er Westminster bridge,

I met with a Westminster scholar;
He pulled off his cap, an' drew off his glove,
And wished me a very good morrow.

What is his name?

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WO legs sat upon three legs,

With one leg in his lap;
In comes four legs,
And runs away with one leg.
Up jumps two legs,
Catches up three legs,
Throws it after four legs,
And makes him bring back one leg.
[One leg is a leg of mutton ; two legs, a man ; three legs,

a stool; four legs, a dog

Copyright 1897 by F. Warne & Co.

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LIZABETH, Elspeth, Betsy, and

Bess,
They all went together to seek a bird's

nest. They found a bird's nest with five eggs in, They all took one, and left four in.

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HERE was a man of Thessaly,

And he was wond'rous wise ;
He jump'd into a quickset hedge,

And scratch'd out both his eyes.
But when he saw his eyes were out,

With all his might and main
He jump'd into another hedge,

And scratch'd 'em in again.

WOULD if I cou'd,

If I cou'dn't, how could I? I cou'dn't, without I cou'd, cou'd I? Cou'd you, without you cou'd, cou'd ye? Cou'd ye, cou'd ye? Cou'd you, without you cou’d, cou'd ye?

THREE children sliding on the ice

HREE children sliding on the ice

Upon a summer's day, As it fell out, they all fell in,

The rest they ran away.

Now had these children been at home,

Or sliding on dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to one penny

They had not all been drown'd.

You parents all that children have,

And you that have got none,
If

you would have them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home,

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