Nursery Rhymes
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Riddles

A Well

As round as an apple, as deep as a cup, And all the king’s horses can’t fill it up.

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Only One was Going to St. Ives.

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits. Kits, […]

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Twelve Pears

Twelve pears hanging high, Twelve knights riding by ; Each knight took a pear, And yet left eleven there!

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If All the World

If all the world were apple pie, And all the sea were ink, And all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we have for drink?

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An Icicle

Lives in winter, Dies in summer, And grows with its roots upward!

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A Needle and Thread

Mrs. Twitchett with one eye, A wondrous length of train lets fly ; And as she glides through every gap, She leaves a bit of her tail in the trap.

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A Plum Pudding

Flour of England, fruit of Spain, Met together in a shower of rain; Put in a bag tied round with a string; If you’ll tell me this riddle, I’ll give […]

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A Sieve

A riddle, a riddle, as I suppose, A hundred eyes and never a nose!

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A Tree

In Spring I look gay, Decked in comely array, In Summer more clothing I wear; When colder it grows, I fling off my clothes, And in Winter quite naked appear.

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A Walnut

As soft as silk, as white as milk, As bitter as gall, a strong wall, And a green coat covers me all.

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