The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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RONIN THE BEE—ROSY APPLE, &c.              117
Ronin the Bee
A rude game. A cazzie, or cassie, is unexpectedly thrown over the head of a person. When thus blindfolded he is pressed down, and buckets of water are thrown upon the cassie till the victim is thoroughly saturated.—Jamieson's Dictionary.
See ''Carrying the Queen a Letter," u Ezzeka."
Rosy Apple, Lemon and Pear
I. Rosy apple, lemon, or pear, Bunch of roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, I know who will be the bride. Take her by her lily-white hand, Lead her to the altar; Give her kisses,—one, two, three,— Mrs. (child's name) daughter.
—Hersham, Surrey (Folk-lore Record v. 58).
II. Rosy apple, lemon, and pear, A bunch of roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, Choose the one shall be her bride. Take her by her lily-white hand, Lead her to the altar; Give her kisses,—one, two, three,— To old mother's runaway daughter. —Symondsbury, Dorsetshire (Folk-lore Journal vii. 210).
III. Rosy apple, lemon, and a pear,
A bunch of ribbons she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, I know who will be her bride.
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