Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

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BooksLiterary CriticismEuropeanEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

BooksHumorFormLimericks & Verse

ISBN: 1592401309 / Publisher: Gotham, August 2005

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A history of the origins and meanings behind everyday nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack be Nimble," Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church, and "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary's" ties to the promiscuous court of Mary Queen of Scots. 50,000 first printing. Read More
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