[Exercise Book - Poetry, Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales]

Vivian Smith, Author

This is one of the books in our collection. The place and date where it was made are unknown.
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162 x 102 x 12mm
a) Notebook with a black cover containing extracts from various texts including: The Isles of Greece; Tea Fever; The Land of Heart’s Desire, a play by John Keats; The Fighting Temeraire (possibly refers to the poem by Henry Newbolt); The Lake Island of Innisfree, a poem by William Butler Yeats; The Lotus-eaters, a poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson; The Ancient Mariner; Jack the Giant Killer; My Ship and I, from A Child’s Garden of Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson; Hansel and Gretel, by the Brothers Grimm; Ole Lukoje (The Dustman), by Hans Christian Andersen; The Tinder Box, by Hans Christian Andersen; The Marsh King's Daughter, by Hans Christian Andersen; Cinderalla, by the Brothers Grimm; Little Red Cap, by the Brothers Grimm; Deserted Village, a poem by Oliver Goldsmith; and The Song of Hiawatha, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The notebook also includes transcriptions of a number of nursery rhymes: Mary Mary; Simple Simon; Little Miss Muffet; There Was a Little Man; Old Mother Goose; Three Wise Men of Gotham; Little Jack Horner; Jack and Jill; Ding Dong Dell; Humpty Dumpty; Old Mother Hubbard; Hey Diddle Diddle; There Was an Old Woman; Little Boy Blue; The Farmer Went Trotting; Hush-a-Bye-Baby; There Was an Old Woman; Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee; Old Mistress; Dickory [sic] Dickory Dock; There Was a Crooked Man; I Had a Little Hobby-Horse; There Was an Old Woman; The Queen of Hearts; There Was a Little Girl; and The King of France Went Up the Hill.

b) Manuscript with handwritten transcriptions of nursery rhymes, including: Old Mother Goose; Jack and Jill; There Was a Little Man; There Was an Old Woman; and Hey Diddle Diddle.
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Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
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Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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