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


Set 18. A boy and a girl did eat sugar

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Scope Note

Group of 9 unnumbered word and verse cards. Each with large plain picture in center, verse at top and bottom, words on sides, verso plain, string hangers, brown, orange and green Dutch paper trim. 9 items.


[1] A boy and a girl did eat sugar

Transcription:

top: A Boy and a Girl, did/ eat Sugar and Plumbs/ Till they made their teeth

Transcription:

bottom: ake, and fall from their gums;/ And then they could eat,/ nothing but bread crums.

Transcription:

left: long/ went/ next/ play/ true/ like/ take

Transcription:

right: give/ move/ ball/ both/ came/ care/ come

Dimensions:

19.5 x 14.3 cm

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[2] A cow and a bull

Description of item:

Lettering on left and right sides is faint.

Transcription:

top: A Cow, and a Bull did/ once fight for some grass,/ Fight on if you please/ says a Jack Ass,

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bottom: For so long as you fight/ I will eat up the grass.

Transcription:

left: life/ live/ fear/ than/ then/ much/ more

Transcription:

right: some/ girl/ done/ keep/ such/ once/ time

Dimensions:

19.5 x 14.3 cm

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[3] A horse and a mare

Transcription:

top: A Horse, and a Mare,/ a Buck, and a Doe,/ Did all live in a Park/ And so did a Crow;/

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bottom: The Crow eat the worms/ the rest eat the grass./ It was not far off/ where this came to pass.

Transcription:

left: be/ an/ by / he/ is/ ox/ up

Transcription:

right: on/ us/ all/ off/ the/ and/ for

Dimensions:

20.3 x 14.3 cm

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[4] If all the world was paper

Transcription:

top: If all the world was paper/ and all the Seas were ink/ and all the Trees, were bread and cheese

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bottom: What should we do for drink./ box lock key bolt bar bell. (in faint lettering)

Transcription:

left: house/ coach/ chair/ stool/ bed/ shirt/ shift

Transcription:

right: sheet/ hat/ coat/ wig/ wax/ broom/ brush

Dimensions:

19.2 x 14.2 cm

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[5] If with wealth you a-bound

Transcription:

top: If with Wealth you a-bound, ob-serve/ then this Rule,

Transcription:

bottom: Spend your Mo-ney with judg-ment,/ and not like a Fool.

Transcription:

left: where/ there/ their/ were/ what/ when/ once/ that/ with/ which/ now

Transcription:

right: how/ vow/ shall/ them/ know/ have/ cough/ laugh/ love/ give/ them

Dimensions:

12.3 x 15.2 cm

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[6] There was an old sow

Description of item:

Lettering on left and right sides is faint.

Transcription:

top: There was an old Sow, and she had but one Pig./ And one day she gave her some grapes and a fig/ And the next day she gave her some good milk and whey

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bottom: And did Dress her with Flowers all over gay/ Then bid her take care and keep out of the dirt/ For her ears she would box if she should prove a slut.

Transcription:

left: King/ Queen/ Prince/ Duke/ Lord

Transcription:

right: Sir/ Miss/ Madam/ Lady/ Master.

Dimensions:

13.5 x 20.8 cm

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[7] A young bull fell in love

Transcription:

top: A young Bull fell in Love/ with a red and white Cow/ And each day when he met her

Transcription:

bottom: he made her a Bow/ and said pray my Dear/ how do you now.

Transcription:

left: black/ white/ red/ blue/ green/ brown/ light/ dark

Transcription:

right: knife/ fork/ dish/ spoon/ plate/ cup/ mug/ glass

Dimensions:

19.2 x 14.4 cm

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[8] Corn wheat oats

Description of item:

Words only, lacks verses and corner trim

Transcription:

left: corn/ wheat/ oats/ beer/ ale/ wine/ malt/ hops

Transcription:

right: sope/ sand/ salt/ beef/ veal/ oil/ pen/ ink

Dimensions:

14.3 x 14.3 cm

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[9] One two boy

Description of item:

Words only, lacks verses and corner trim

Transcription:

left: one/ two/ boy/ way/ say/ out/ they

Transcription:

right: when/ what/ that/ with/ love/ when/ well

Dimensions:

14.4 x 14.3 cm

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