The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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RING A RING O' ROSES                        109
IV. Ring, a ring o' roses, A pocket full o' posies; Up-stairs and down-stairs, In my lady's chamber— Husher! Husher! Cuckoo!
—Wakefield, Yorks. (Miss Fowler).
V. Ring, a ring of roses, Basket full of posies— Tisha ! Tisha! all fall down.
—Penzance, Cornwall (Mrs. Mabbott).
VI. Ring, a ring a roses, A pocketful of posies ; Hush, oh ! hush, oh ! All fall down !
—Colchester, Essex (Miss G. M. Frances).
VII. Ring, a ring a rosy,
A pocket full of posies ; One for you, and one for me, And one for little Moses— Atishm ! Atishm!
—Beddgelert (Mrs. Williams).
VIII. A ring, a ring of roses,
A pocket full of posies— Hist! hush ! last down dead !
—Gainford, Durham (Miss A. Eddleston).
IX. Ring, a ring a row-o, See the children go-o, Sit below the goose-berry bush; Hark ! they all cry Hush ! hush ! hush ! Sitty down, sit down.
Duzzy, duzzy gander,
Sugar, milk, and candy ;
Hatch-u, hatch-u, all fall down together.
—South Shields (Miss Blair, aged 9).

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