Mother Goose's Melody

Book/Children's book/Illustration/Image

Description

English

This charming book of illustrated children's nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody, was published in 1817. It contains several old nursery rhymes that have not stood the test of time, as well as many that are still familiar to us such as 'Hush-a-by baby' and 'Bah! bah! black sheep'.

The phrase 'nursery rhyme' did not appear in print until July 1824, in an issue of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine; they were previously known as songs, rhymes or ditties.

Full title
Mother Goose's Melody : or, Sonnets for the cradle : containing the most celebrated songs and lullabies of the old British Nurses. Embellished with many beautiful pictures.
Published
1817 , London
Format
Book / Children's book / Illustration / Image
Creator
unknown
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
RB.23.a.35654(1)

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