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Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Updated on July 20, 2016
Though flattered by imitators galore Miss Potter's work stands supreme. Her many picture stories should be among the first books owned by children.
Though flattered by imitators galore Miss Potter's work stands supreme. Her many picture stories should be among the first books owned by children. | Source

1. Cecily Parsley

Cecily Parsley lived in a pen,

And brewed good ale for gentlemen;

Gentlemen came every day,

Till Cecily Parsley ran away.

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes is the second of two collections of nursery rhymes written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was first published in 1922, it is a sequel to Beatrix Potter's first rhyme collection 'Apply Dappley's Nursery Rhymes'. It contains material she had produced and collected over a period of many years.

Beatrix Potter was born in London, author and illustrator known for her charming children's stories about animals. Beatrix Potter based many of her illustrations on animals and rural landscapes of the Lake District of Northern England.

Even now, Beatrix Potter is one of the best selling children's authors in the world. All the original tales have been translated into many different languages and they have also been issued as audio recordings in various formats.

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes is a collection of eight nursery ryhmes, beautifully illustrated and is perfect for young children.

2. Goosey Gander

Goosey, goosey, gander,

Whither will you wander?

Upstairs and downstairs,

And in my lady's chamber!

3. This pig went to the market

This pig went to market;

This pig stayed at home;

This pig had a bit of meat;

And this pig had none;

This little pig cried

Wee! wee! wee!

I can't find my way home.

4. Pussy-Cat

"How do you do, Mistress Pussy?

Mistress Pussy, how do you do?"

"I thank you kindly, little dog,

I fare as well as you!"

5. Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice, three blind mice,

See how they run!

They all run after the farmer's wife,

And she cut off their tails with a carving knife,

Did you ever see such a thing in your life

As three blind mice!

6. Tom Tinker's dog

Bow, wow, wow!

Whose dog art thou?

"I'm little Tom Tinker's dog,

Bow, wow, wow!"

7. The Guinea-Pig's Garden

We have a little garden,

A garden of our own,

And every day we water there

The seeds that we have sown.

8. Ninny Nanny Netticoat

Ninny nanny netticoat,

In a white petticoat,

With a red nose,-

The longer she stands,

The shorter she grows.


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    • MM Del Rosario profile imageAUTHOR

      MM Del Rosario 

      11 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Beatrix potter works are now available in Public Domain and all the illustrations are from the original book. They are very charming and every child should have a chance to read them....thanks for visiting....


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      11 years ago

      Nice illustrations.

    • Woody Marx profile image

      Woody Marx 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      O my four-year-old niece would love this! The paintings are really cute and she knows Beatrix Potter stories forwards and backwards. Thanks!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      11 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Nicely done my dear...and I absolutly LOVE both of these author's and their illustrations are so beautiful...all the children I have shared them with just love them..I am so missing doing childcare tho..Guess I need to volunteer at the hospital or something Huh?

      Anyway thanks for the reminder and hugs from G-Ma :o)


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