XX ' / /> & :A* CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTION I jjjjt LIBRARY OF THE Jj UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES iff) THE HOUSE . * THAT JACK BUILT; A- Game of forfeits. To which is added, The Entertaining Fable OF "THE MAGPIE/' Embellished with Engravings. LONDON: Printed and Sold by, E. MARSHALL, 140, Fleet Street. From Aldermary Church-yard^ PRICE, Is v This is tlieHoiise that Jack built. This is the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack huilt . " This is the- Rat, tliat eat the Malt tliat lay in the House that Jack built. This is the Cat, that killed the Rat , that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack Vui.lt. This is the Do<g that worried the Cat, that killed the Rat that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack huilt. i This is the Covr with the crumpled horn, that tossed the Dog>, that o worried the Cat, that tilled the Rat, that eat the Malt that, lav in the i/ House tkat Jack buil This is the Maiden, all forlorn, that milked the Cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the Dog,that worried the Cat, that killed the Rat that eat tlie Malt, that lay in e House that Jack built. This is the Mam all tattered jmxL torn, that kissed the Maiden all forlorn, who milked the Cow with- the crnmpled horn, that tossed tlie Dog*, that worried the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in th e House that Jack hnil t . 1 This is the Priest all shaven. and shorn , who married the Man all tattered and torn, niito the Maiden all forlorn, who milked the Cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the Dog, that worried the Cat, that tilled the Rat that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack, huilt . t This is th_e cock tliat crowed IIL tlie morn, tKat ^v^akedtke Priest all staven ami slionx, tliat married tlie Maii_ all tattered and tortL, Torto tlie Maiden all forlorn, milked the cow with the crump- led horn, that tossed the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that eat the malt, that lay in the House that Jack built. THE MAGPIE A Fable. The Magpie alone, of all the birds, had the art of building a nest; the form of which was with a covering over head, and only a small hole to creep out at. The rest of the birds being without houses, desired the pie to teach them how to build one. A day is appointed, and they all meet. The Magpie then says, "You must first lay two sticks a- cross, thus" "Aye," says the Crow, "I thought that was the way to begin."*- "Then lay a little straw, moss, and fea- thers, in such a manner as this." "Aye without doubt," says the Starling, "that necessarily follows; any one could tell bow to do that." When the Pie had gone- on teaching them till the nest was built half way, and every bird in his turn had known some- thing or other, he left off and said, "Gen- tlemen, I find you all know the method of building nests as well, if not better, than I do myself, therefore you cannot want any of my instruction:" So saying, he flew away, and left them to upbraid each other with their folly; which is visible to this day, as few birds beside the Magpie know how to build more than half a nest. FINIS. -/r THE MAGPIE, A S<>ftt by John Jfanr/ia2>J4O fleet Street London.