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Nursery Rhymes.�Many of these productions have a very curious history, but cannot always be fully traced. Some of them probably owe their origin to names distinguished in our literature; as Oliver Goldsmith, for instance, is believed in his earlier days to have written such compositions. Dr. E. F. Rimbault gives us the following particulars as to some well-known favorites: " Sing a Song of Six�pence" is as old as the sixteenth century. " Three Blind Mice" is found in a music-book dated 1609. "The Frog and the Mouse" was licensed in 1580. "Three Children Sliding on the Ice" dates from 1633. "London Bridge is Broken Down" is of unfathomed antiquity. "Girls and Boys, Come out to Play " is certainly as old as the reign of Charles
II.; as is also " Lucy Locket lost her Pocket," to the tune of which the American song of " Yankee Doo�dle '' was written. " Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, where have you been?" is of the age 01 Queen Bess. "Little Jonny Horner" is older than the seventeenth century. "The Old Woman Tossed in a Blanket" is of the reign of James II.. to whom it is supposed to allude. Wesley saw a difference between loud talking and screaming. To a screamer he once said: " Scream no more at the peril of your soul. God now warns you by me, whom he has set over you. Speak as earnestly as you can, but do not scream. Speak with all your heart, but with a moderate voice. It was said of our Lord,' He shall not cry:' the word properly translated means,' He shall not scream.'"
Haydn's "Seasons."
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