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Nursery companion

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents reproductions of a variety of early 19th-century children's books including rhymed alphabets, nursery rhymes, a pictorial grammar, limericks, and nonsense rhymes.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Government publication, Juvenile audience, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0192122134 9780192122131
OCLC Number: 6845573
Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Contents: A was an archer --
Nursery novelties --
The history of an applie pie written by z --
The history of the house that Jack built --
The comic adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog --
Who killed Cock Robin? --
The juvenile numerator --
The adventures of Jack and Jill and Old Dame Gill --
The comic adventures of Old Dame Trot and her cat --
Little rhymes for little folks; or, Poetry for Fanny's library --
The paths of learning strewed with flowers; or, English grammar illustrated --
The gaping, wide-mouthed, waddling frog --
Punctuation personified --
Dame Wiggins of Lee and her seven wonderful cats --
Dame Dearlove's ditties for the nursery --
The history of sixteen wonderful old women --
Anecdotes and adventures of fiteen gentlemen. Contents cont'd: Peter Piper's practical principles of plain and perfect pronunciation --
The chapter of kings --
The gamut and time-table in verse --
Peter Prim's pride, or proverbs that will suit the young or the old --
The remarkable adventures of an old woman and her pig --
The little man and the little maid --
Sam Syntax's cries of London --
Aldiborontiphoskyphorniostikos --
The dandies' rout --
Mounseer Nongtongpaw; or the discoveries of John Bull in a trip to Paris.
Responsibility: provided by Iona and Peter Opie.

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Presents reproductions of a variety of early 19th-century children's books including rhymed alphabets, nursery rhymes, a pictorial grammar, limericks, and nonsense rhymes.

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