Quotation by Mother Goose

There was an old woman and she lived in a shoe,
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.
She crumm'd 'em some porridge without any bread
And she borrowed a beetle, and she knocked 'em all on the head.
Then out went the old woman to bespeak 'em a coffin
And when she came back she found' em all a-loffing.
Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. There was an old woman who lived in a shoe (l. 1–6). . .

Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, comps. (1955) Oxford University Press.
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