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Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages

Author: Nicholas Orme
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medieval children lived in a world rich in poetry, from lullabies, nursery rhymes, and songs to riddles, tongue twisters, and nonsensical verses. They read or listened to stories in verse: ballads of Robin Hood, romances, and comic tales. Poems were composed to teach them how to behave, eat at meals, hunt game, and even learn Latin and French. In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme, an expert on childhood in the  Read more...
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Orme, Nicholas.
Fleas, flies, and friars.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011043207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Orme
ISBN: 9780801464164 0801464161 0801451027 9780801451027 0801477751 9780801477751
OCLC Number: 797828474
Language Note: Poems in English (modernized from Middle English), with some translated from French and Latin; introduction in English.
Description: 1 online resource (110 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Children's poetry from the Middle Ages --
Growing up --
Words, rhymes, and songs --
Manners maketh man --
Stories --
School days.
Other Titles: Children's poetry from the Middle Ages
Responsibility: Nicholas Orme.

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In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to  Read more...

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