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Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts

Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme
Title
Heavy words lightly thrown
Title remainder
the reason behind the rhyme
Statement of responsibility
Chris Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nursery rhymes are rarely as innocent as they seem--there is a wealth of concealed meaning in our familiar childhood verse. More than a century after Queen Victoria decided that children were better off without the full story, London librarian Roberts brings the truth to light. He traces the origins of the subtle phrases and antiquated references, revealing religious hatred, political subversion, and sexual innuendo. A history lesson that makes astonishing connections to contemporary popular culture, this book is for Anglophiles, parents, history buffs, and anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of rhymes. The book features a glossary of slang and historical terms, and silhouettes of Mother Goose characters to accompany the rhymes.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Chris
Dewey number
398.8/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR976
LC item number
.R55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Nursery rhymes, English
Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: Granta Books, 2004
Contents
Little Jack Horner a squatter? : Little Jack Horner -- Taking divinity classes? : Jack be nimble -- It's falling down : London bridge -- Who let them out? : Hark, hark, the dogs do bark -- Fancy a rub-a-dub, then, matey? " Rub-a-dub-dub -- Saucy geese? : Goosie, goosie, gander -- Piecing together the story : Humpty-dumpty -- Who ate all the pie? : Sing a song of sixpence -- Bloody Mary, anyone? / Mary, Mary, quite contrary -- A short tale? : Three blind mice -- A child's guide to taxation : Baa, baa black sheep -- So good they associated it twice : Grand old Duke of York -- Relationship rhymes : A frog would a -wooing go -- Disaster warning? / Ladybird, ladybird -- A swift tour of London? : Oranges and lemons -- Handbags at ten paces? : Tweedledum and tweedledee -- I coulda been a pretender : William and Mary, George and Anne -- Doesn't sweat much, for a fat lad : Georgey Porgy -- A few stops beyond barking? : As I was walking o'er little moorfields -- By 'eck pet! : Elsie Marley is grown so fine -- American graffiti : Yankee doodle -- Dial 999 : London's burning -- A quiet word about lullabies : Baby love, my baby love -- Paved with gold? : Turn again, Whittington -- Cat in well's chance? : Ding dong bell -- Push, push, in the bush : Here we go round the mulberry bush -- A proper paddy? : This old man -- Penny for them? : Remember, remember -- Pigs in wigs : Animals in nursery rhymes -- Where have all the sparrows gone? : Who killed cock robin? -- Using or losing your head? : Little boy blue -- Want some Jack and Jills? : Jack and Jill -- Land of my fathers : Taffy was a Welshman -- One everyone knows ... : Ring-a-ring o'roses -- It's the getting there that counts : Ride a cock horse to Banbury cross -- Kitty Fisher, now she's a sort : Lucy locket -- Would you Adam & Eve it? : Pop goes the weasel -- The odd couple : Jack Spratt -- Wages of sin? : See saw, Marjorie Daw -- Pipe and slippers : Old King Cole was a merry old soul
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 202 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035611528
Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: Granta Books, 2004
Contents
Little Jack Horner a squatter? : Little Jack Horner -- Taking divinity classes? : Jack be nimble -- It's falling down : London bridge -- Who let them out? : Hark, hark, the dogs do bark -- Fancy a rub-a-dub, then, matey? " Rub-a-dub-dub -- Saucy geese? : Goosie, goosie, gander -- Piecing together the story : Humpty-dumpty -- Who ate all the pie? : Sing a song of sixpence -- Bloody Mary, anyone? / Mary, Mary, quite contrary -- A short tale? : Three blind mice -- A child's guide to taxation : Baa, baa black sheep -- So good they associated it twice : Grand old Duke of York -- Relationship rhymes : A frog would a -wooing go -- Disaster warning? / Ladybird, ladybird -- A swift tour of London? : Oranges and lemons -- Handbags at ten paces? : Tweedledum and tweedledee -- I coulda been a pretender : William and Mary, George and Anne -- Doesn't sweat much, for a fat lad : Georgey Porgy -- A few stops beyond barking? : As I was walking o'er little moorfields -- By 'eck pet! : Elsie Marley is grown so fine -- American graffiti : Yankee doodle -- Dial 999 : London's burning -- A quiet word about lullabies : Baby love, my baby love -- Paved with gold? : Turn again, Whittington -- Cat in well's chance? : Ding dong bell -- Push, push, in the bush : Here we go round the mulberry bush -- A proper paddy? : This old man -- Penny for them? : Remember, remember -- Pigs in wigs : Animals in nursery rhymes -- Where have all the sparrows gone? : Who killed cock robin? -- Using or losing your head? : Little boy blue -- Want some Jack and Jills? : Jack and Jill -- Land of my fathers : Taffy was a Welshman -- One everyone knows ... : Ring-a-ring o'roses -- It's the getting there that counts : Ride a cock horse to Banbury cross -- Kitty Fisher, now she's a sort : Lucy locket -- Would you Adam & Eve it? : Pop goes the weasel -- The odd couple : Jack Spratt -- Wages of sin? : See saw, Marjorie Daw -- Pipe and slippers : Old King Cole was a merry old soul
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 202 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035611528

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