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Johnson, J. mss., ca. 1740-1759


Set 17. As John with his rake

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Scope Note

Set of 44 unnumbered lesson cards on secular subjects with related colored picture in center of card. Verso, plain. 44 items.


[1] As John with his rake

Transcription:

As Iohn with his/ Rake went out to make Hay,/ He met with his/ Sweet heart, and/ stopt by the way.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[2] At a house by a gate

Transcription:

At a house by a Gate,/ Did live without state/ A little old woman/ and man,/ They did work for/ their bread, And were/ very well fed. and the/ old woman's name it/ was Nan.

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8.5 cm

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[3] At a house by a steeple

Transcription:

At a House by a/ Steeple, Did live many/ people, who all did/ love pudding, and pye./ And good bread, and/ good meat, which they/ each day did eat, and/ drank small Beer/ when they were a dry.

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8.5 cm

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[4] Carots and turnips

Transcription:

Carots and Turnips/ all fresh good and/ fine,/ There is none to be/ had that are better/ than mine.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[5] A cat and two mice

Transcription:

A Cat and two/ Mice Lived in a/ great Barn, the/ Cat killed the/ Mice, and she/ thought it no harm.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[6] Close under a tree

Transcription:

Close under a tree/ there stood a pretty house/ And in it did live a great/ Rat, and a Mouse/ The Mouse she fell/ sick, and long kept her/ bed; The Rat went in/ Mourning for her when she was dead.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[7] A cow and a bull

Transcription:

A Cow and a Bull one/ day for their good,/ Would try change of/ Air, and walk to the/ Wood:/ But when they came/ there, they found little/ ease, Their feet were/ so hurt, with the stumps/ of the trees.

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8.5 cm

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[8] Dear madam

Transcription:

Dear Madam your Tea/ is exceedingly Fine,/ I had rather drink/ Tea, than the finest of Wine.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[9] A duck and a drake

Transcription:

A Duck and a Drake/ jumpt into the water/ And all the young/ Ducks did paddle/ in after.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[10] The eagle flies

Transcription:

The Eagle Flies/ high,/ But can't touch/ the Sky.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[11] Eye ear arm

Transcription:

Eye ear arm face lips/ nose cheek teeth skin/ mouth hair tongue/ throat neck heart let/ hand feet thumb nail.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[12] Fish flesh fowl

Transcription:

Fish Flesh Fowl fruit/ bread cheese oil Ale/ Wine Beer drink salt/ Sauce Eggs spice/ Butter pepper greens.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[13] A fox caught a goose

Transcription:

A Fox caught a/ Goose, and eat her/ for dinner,/ A Man Shot the Fox/ while the Goose was/ within her.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[14] From most must

Transcription:

From most must/ take wick wild/ which George good/ thought strength lip.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[15] Give some bread

Transcription:

Give some Bread/ to my Children I/ beg and I pray/ or they will be/ starved having/ had none to day.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[16] Good girl make haste

Transcription:

Good Girl make/ haste and have/ done with your broom/ Of all things I hate/ such a dust in the Room.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[17] Hark the drum

Transcription:

Hark the Drum/ beats, and calls/ to the Field./ God give us Suc/ cess and make the/ French yield

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8.5 cm

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[19] Have you got any copper

Transcription:

Have you got any/ Copper or Brass to/ mend:/ The Tinker to/ serve you does wait/ and attend.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[19] How wicked these men are

Transcription:

How wicked these/ men are to Quarrel/ and Fight:/ They surely forget/ that they are in God's sight.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[20] I am old

Transcription:

I am old, and poor and/ blind, pray give me/ a penny to buy me/ some Bread.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[21] I never did see

Transcription:

I never did see such a/ strange Bird as this is,/ He is ugly enought to/ fright little Misses.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[22] In a fine summer's day

Transcription:

In a fine summer's day/ to Lye down on the/ ground,/ Is bad for your/ Health; and has fatal been found.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[23] In frost and snow

Transcription:

In Frost and Snow,/ when Winds do/ blow, Little Robins/ do whistle and Sing./ Of all Birds, they/ are best, with their pretty Red Breast/ And their Musick/ does make the Wood's/ ring.

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8.5 cm

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[24] Indeed little madam

Transcription:

Indeed little Madam/ you Ride very grand/ With a Crown on/ your Chair, and a Fan/ in your hand.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[25] It is wicked to get drunk

Transcription:

It is wicked to get/ drunk, to swear, lye, or/ steal./ And those that do such/ things will Hell Torments feel.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[26] A linnet and a thrush

Transcription:

A Linnet, and a/ Thrush. Sitting in/ a Bush./ For three Months in/ the Spring, They/ most sweetly do Sing.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[27] Maids will you buy any milk

Transcription:

Maids will you/ buy any Milk, will/ you have some or/ no, Unless you/ come quickly, away/ I must go.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[28] May can say

Transcription:

May can say his let/ use new men man/ she when that they/ with your what them/ will well this have/ then than know yet

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[29] O had I wings

Description of item:

George Iohnson. Watermark.

Transcription:

Oh had I wings I would/ Fly like this Dove,/ To visit Miss Wrighte/ who so dearly I love.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[30] Of all the fine birds

Transcription:

Of all the fine Birds/ that fly in the Air,/ None can with the/ Peacock, for beauty/ compare.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[31] Of in at

Transcription:

Of in at to me my it/ is no all go so if up/ or by he we be us as/ do on and for the/ thy not our out you/ but her him was now

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[32] Once on a time

Transcription:

Once on a time it did/ so come to pass,/ That a Buck, and a Doe/ and a little Jack Ass,/ Did all live in one/ Field, where they eat/ Hay, and Grass.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[33] Rock on

Transcription:

Rock on, rock on/ my pretty Boy/ And you shall be/ your Mothers joy.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[34] A shepherd and a shepherdess

Transcription:

A Shepherd and a/ Shepherdess a keeping/ of their Sheep,/ They Guard them both/ by day and night and/ Fold them when they/ sleep.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[35] There was a birds nest

Transcription:

There was a Birds/ nest, and in it three eggs/ And when they were/ hatch'd each Bird had two legs.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[36] This girl went out

Transcription:

This Girl went out/ To walk about, till she/ had walk'd enough./ Then she set her/ Rump, upon a stump/ And took a pinch of/ snuff.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[37] This is Jack Woodhouse

Transcription:

This is Jack Woodhouse/ a riding to School/ To Play with the/ Boys and Learn/ Latin by Rule.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[38] This little boy

Transcription:

This little Boy waits/ to have his Shoes/ mended,/ With the Cobbler/ he stays, until the work's ended.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[39] This man with his dogs

Transcription:

This man with his Dogs/ went out to Kill Game,/ His Gun it went off,/ and shot the Dogs/ lame.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[40] Two butter flys

Transcription:

Two Butter Flys/ painted with wings/ fine and gay,/ Did both come to Life/ one very fine day.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[41] Two for a penny

Transcription:

Two for a penny/ Oranges, all sound/ and sweet,/ Come try them/ and buy them of/ me in the street.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[42] Upon a high hill

Transcription:

Upon a high hill there/ stood a Wind-Mill, and/ unless it is gone it/ stands there still. And/ who ever does please,/ when ever they will/ may bring Corn to/ Grind at this pretty Hill.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[43] When the hawk comes

Transcription:

When the Hawk/ comes in sight,/ The Birds are all/ in a fright.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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[44] A wind mill

Transcription:

A Wind Mill stood/ near to the end of a/ Town, At which they/ Ground Corn both/ for white Bread and/ brown./ The Miller was not,/ a right just, honest man/ For he sometimes stole/ Flour, and made weight/ with good Bran.

Dimensions:

8.5 cm

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