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Full text of "The house that Jack built, a game of forfeits : to which is added, The entertaining fable of "The Magpie""



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CHILDREN'S BOOK 

COLLECTION 

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jjjjt LIBRARY OF THE 

Jj UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 
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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 . 



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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. 



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This is the Covr with 
the crumpled horn, that 
tossed the Dog>, that 

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worried the Cat, that 
tilled the Rat, that eat 
the Malt that, lav in the 

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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 . 



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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 . 




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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. 



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THE MAGPIE, 
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by John Jfanr/ia2>J4O fleet Street London.