The Only True Mother Goose Melodies.

Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction., Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction., Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction., Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.

A turn of the century of the New England classic 19th c Mother Goose collection, first assembled by Thomas Fleet from his Goose mother-in-law in 1719, and, in this version, edited by Monroe and Francis in 1833 with the Goose Family history. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
The Only True Mother Goose Melodies, an exact reproduction of the text and illustrations of the original edition published and copyrighted in Boston in the year 1833 by Monroe & Francis.
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Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905; ivory cloth backed ivory decorated boards, top and bottom, with title and Mother Goose sitting by her goslings' cradle, in jacket identical to boards with blank flaps, top edge brown, with a 12 page introduction by Edward Everett Hale, followed by a reproduction of the rhymes; 100 pages, ending with Wee Willie Winkie, 4.75x5.74 inches
Picture Book Hardback small.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; quote from Julia Ward Howe and gift inscription, Boston 1927 , on endpaper, all extrems bumped and corners rubbed, otherwise very tight, flat, and clean; in edgeworn jacket with all edges rubbed, 2 1" closed tears, overall light even soil.
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Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Lothrop, 1905 reproduction.
Control Number: 
18955

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The short answer to your question is that you probably won't find all these rhymes in one book. Lizzie Borden and the Nigger Boys are too recent to appear in a traditional Mother Goose and would undoubtedly not be included in a modern children's book. The other three rhymes would be found in any large collection of traditional Mother Goose rhymes.

The Lizzie Borden murders occurred in 1892, so in nursery rhyme time span, this rhyme was fairly recent and would not be in this book, which was originally published in 1833. You would be more likely to find Lizzie Borden Took An Axe... in a collection of jump rope rhymes than in a Mother Goose.

"Ten Little Nigger Boys Went Out to Dine" was apparently written by Frank Green in 1869, and would also be too recent to be found in a traditional Mother Goose collection. It would definitely not be included in modern Mother Goose either. The text can be googled.

Who killed Cock Robin, There was a Crooked Man, and Sing a Song of Sixpence are all very old and well known. They would be in any medium sized collection of rhymes. The standard collection is Iona and Peter Opie's The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, which is on this site. Mine is in collectible condition, but you can find ones without a jacket for much less elsewhere. Since you are interested in unusual rhymes, you might also like to look at the Annotated Mother Goose, which I think I have on this site. It's in most public libraries.

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