As convoluted as any royal story in today’s gossip mags, Sing a Song of Sixpence offers plenty of scope for illustration : on paper and in fabric. 380 more words
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Toby's Moving & Wrecking Crew
Last week it was popcorn! This week it’s blackbirds! What in the world is going on here?!?
Oh, It’s National Pie Day?
So mom thought she would get cute and do me in the pie surrounded by blackbirds. 6 more words
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TALES FROM AROUND THE VICTORIAN WORLD.
Taken from ‘Little Folks a Magazine for the Young’ of 1890.
“Sing a Song of Sixpence” is a favourite nursery rhyme; but every child who knows it probably thinks it is a rhyme and nothing more. 166 more words
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“I think we are missing a bird here – I ordered four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie and I only count three and twenty blackbirds”
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Spreading the Birdword
“Above all the birds of winter, the frosty feldefares”: so says Mark Cocker, citing Chaucer. And it’s true: if ever a bird was associated with winter it is the Fieldfare. 638 more words
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