Mother Goose's Melody

Description

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
Format:
Book / Children's book / Illustration / Image
Creator:
Unknown
Held by:
British Library
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
RB.23.a.35654(1)

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