Nursery Rhymes
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Proverbs

Fears And Tears

Tommy’s tears and Mary’s fears Will make them old before their years.

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Good Advice

Come when you’re called, Do what you’re bid, Shut the door after you, And never be chid.

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The Clock

There’s a neat little clock,– In the schoolroom it stands,– And it points to the time With its two little hands. And may we, like the clock, Keep a face […]

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A Man of Words

A man of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds; And when the weeds begin to grow, It’s like a garden full of snow; And […]

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St. Swithin’s Day

St. Swithin’s day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin’s day, if thou be fair, For forty days ’twill rain na mair.

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A Seamstress

A seamstress that sews, And would make her work redde (i.e. scarce), Must use a long needle, And a short thread.

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Pins

See a pin and pick it up, All the day you’ll have good luck. See a pin and let it lay, Bad luck you’ll have all the day.

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Needles And Pins

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Needles and pins, needles and pins, When a man marries his trouble begins.

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For Every Evil

For every evil under the sun There is a remedy or there is none. If there be one, seek till you find it; If there be none, never mind it.

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Dreams

Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told, Is sure to come true, be it never so old.

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