Vintage: Nursery Rhymes #1

Deans' New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes
Deans' New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes

I've been at it again, gazing longingly into Deans' New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes. I couldn't not share - such beautiful images and a trip down memory lane to rhymes from my own childhood. There'll be a few of these posts coming over the next week weeks so keep your peepers open, or indeed subscribe to the vintage section of my blog.  

vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"One, two, three, four,

Mary at the cottage door;

Five ,six, seven, eight,

Eating cherries off a plate"

Rock a bye baby - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
Rock a bye baby - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"Rock-a-bye baby, they cradle is green,

Father's a nobleman, mother's a Queen.

Johnny's a drummer, and drums for the King

and Betty's a lady, and wear a gold ring."

vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"Young lambs to sell, young lambs to sell,

If I'd as much money as I could tell;

I wouldn't be crying "Young lambs to sell""

Pease Pudding Hot - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
Pease Pudding Hot - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold,

Pease pudding in the pot, nine days old.

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot, nine days old"

vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"There was a little boy and a little girl

Lived in our alley;

Says the little boy to the little girl,

"Shall I, oh, shall I?"

Says the little girl to the little boy,

"What shall we do?"

Says the little boy to the little girl,

"I will kiss you!"

Baby shall have an apple-vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
Baby shall have an apple-vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"Baby shall have an apple,

Baby shall have a plum,

Baby shall have a rattle,

When Daddy comes home."

Lucy Locket - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations
Lucy Locket - vintage nursery rhyme illustrations

"Lucy Locket lost her pocket,

Kitty Fisher found it:

Not a penny in her purse,

But a ribbon round it"