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SONGS FOR THE NURSERY.
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SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE.
Sing a song of sixpence,
A bag 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 queen was in the parlor, Eating bread and honey;
The maid was in the garden, Hanging out the clothes;
Down came a blackbird, And pecked off her nose.
So Nurse had a race : but she very soon caught her, Undressed her, and popped her right into the wa�ter; While Dolly was set on a. chair by her side, All ready for bed when her mistress was dried.
One terrible troub this little Kate had: All through the long; day there was nothing so bad As having her little fare covered with wet; And many a wash did that little face get.
She held down her head, and she squeezed up her
eyes, And pressed her month (lose that there might be
no cries; Then gasped as the handfuls came�one, two, and
three, And blinked her v et eyelids before she could see.
At last, when the i roublesoine washing was done, Little Kate in her hath would have capital fun� Would let the soa]> drop for a dear little fish, And round her fat knees she would swim the soap-
KATIE'S TROUBLE.
" Your bath is quite ready, my little Miss Kate; Come, darling," said Nursey, " I really can't
wait." But Katie was putting her Dolly to bed, And ran away shaking her wise little head.
dish.
She would splash the warm water up over her
shoulder, And peep up to see whether Nursey would scold
her. At length Nursey lifts her pet out of the tub, And ends all the fun with a very warm rub.







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