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Mother Goose Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Mother Goose
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“Rock-a-bye baby, thy cradle is green; Father’s a nobleman, Mother’s a queen. And Betty’s a lady, And wears a gold ring; And Johnny’s a drummer, And drums for the king.”
Kate Greenaway
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Mother Goose
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Johnny
Father
Mother
Betty
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gold
kings
baby
green
queens
drummers
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“Bonny lass, pretty lass, wilt thou be mine? Thou shall not wash dishes, Nor yet serve the swine; Thou shalt sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam, And thou shalt eat strawberries, sugar; and cream!”
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“To market, to market, to buy a plum cake, Home again, home again, market is late; To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.”
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“All around the green gravel, The grass grows so green, And all the pretty maids are fit to be seen; Wash them in milk, Dress them in silk, And the first to go down shall be married.”
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“Little Tommy Tittlemouse, Lived in a little house; He caught fishes In other men’s ditches.”
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“Little Betty Blue, Lost her holiday shoe. What will poor Betty do? Why, give her another, And then she will walk in two.”
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“Draw a pail of water; For my lady’s daughter; My father’s a king, and my mother’s a queen, My two little sisters are dressed in green, Stamping grass and parsley; Marigold leaves and daisies.”
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“Lucy Locket, lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it; There was not a penny in it, But a ribbon round it.”
Kitty
Lucy
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lost
pockets
to find
round
ribbon
concepts
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“Girls and boys come out to play, The moon it shines as bright as day; Leave your supper, and leave your sleep, And come to your playmates in the street; Come with a whoop, come with a call, Come with a good will, or come not at all; Up the ladder and down the wall, A halfpenny loaf will serve us all.”
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Elsie Marley has grown so fine, She won’t get up to serve the swine; But lies in bed till eight or nine, And surely she does take her time.”

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