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The history of Simple Simon [unknown] [1820?]

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THE  HISTORY
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Simon cutting his mother's bellows,
to see where the wind lay.
YORK:
Printed by J. Kendrew,- Colliergate.
 THE   HISTORY.   OF
SIMPLE   SIMON.
Simple Simon,
Met a Pyeman,
Going to the Fair;
Says Simple Simon,
To the Pyeman,
Let me taste your ware.
Says the Pyeman,
Unto Simon,
First give me a penny,
Says Simple Simon,
To the Pyeman,
I have not got any.
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THE   HISTORY   OF
Now Simple Simon,
Went a fishing,
For to catch a whale,
And all the water
He had got,
Was in his mother's pail.
SIMPLE   SIMON.
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Then Simple Simon,
Went a hunting,
For to catch a hare,
He rode a goat,
About the street,
But could not find one there.
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THE HISTORY OF
He went to catch,
A dickey bird,
And thought he could not fail.
Because he had got
A little salt,
To put upon his tail.
SIMPLE   SIMON.
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Fie went to try,
If cherries ripe
rew upon a thistle,
He pricked his
Finger very much
Which made poor Simon whistle.
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THE   HISTORY   OF
Once Simon made
A great snow ball,
And brought it in to roast,
He laid it down
Before the fire,
And soon the ball was lost.
SIMPLE SIMON.
9
He went for
To eat honey,
Out of the mustard pot,
He bit his tongue,
Until he cried
That was all the good he got
 10
THE   HISTORY   OF
He went to ride
A spotted cow,
That had got a little calf,
She threw him down
Upon the ground,
And made the people laugh.
SIMPLE  SIMON.
11
He went to take
A bird's nest,
Was built upon a bough,
The branch gave way,
Down Simon fell,
Into, a dirty slough.
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THE  HISTORY OF
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He went to shoot
A wild duck,
But the wild duck flew away,
Says Simon I cant
Hit him,
Because he would not stay.
SIMPLE   SIMON.
13
Simon was sent
To market,
To buy a joint of meat,
He tied it to
His horses tail,
To keep it clean and sweet.
 14
THE   HISTORY OF
He went to slide
Upon the ice,
Before the ice would bear,
Then he plunged in
Above the knees,
Which made poor Simon stare.
SIMf'LE SIMON.
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He wash'd himself
With blacking ball,
Because he had no soap,
And then said to
His mother,
I'm a beauty now I hope.
 l6     THE HISTORY OF SIMPLE SIMON.
He went for water
In a sieve,
But soon it all run through,
And now poor
Simple Simon,
Bids you all adieu.
Printed and Sold by J. Kendrew, Colliergate*

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