Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes, Walter Crane
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes
Walter Crane
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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes is an 1877 illustrated collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales, and Jingles by Walter Crane. The collection includes most famous nursery rhymes, such as Humpty-Dumpty, Hush-a-bye baby, Rain rain go away etc.

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes

A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales, and Jingles

Walter Crane

Illustrations by
Sir John Gilbert, R.A., John Tenniel, Harrison Weir,
Walter Crane, W. McConnell, J. B. Zwecker
and others

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes

Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose, when
She wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.

Mother Goose had a house,
’Twas built in a wood,
Where an owl at the door
For sentinel stood.

This is her son Jack,
A plain-looking lad,
He is not very good,
Nor yet very bad.

She sent him to market,
A live goose he bought,
“Here, mother,” says he,
“It will not go for nought.”

Jack’s goose and her gander
Grew very fond,
They’d both eat together,
Or swim in one pond.

“She sent him to market, a live goose he bought.”“She sent him to market, a live goose he bought.”

Jack found one fine morning
As I have been told,
His goose had laid him
An egg of pure gold.

Jack rode to his mother,
The news for to tell,
She called him a good boy
And said it was well.

Jack sold his gold egg
To a rogue of a Jew,
Who cheated him out of
The half of his due.

Then Jack went a-courting
A lady so gay,
As fair as the lily,
And sweet as the May.

The Jew and the Squire
Came behind his back,
And began to belabour
The sides of poor Jack.

And then the gold egg
Was thrown into the sea,

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