Interlude: Ritual for Irritation

6 February, 2018 by katelaity

Take Gammer Gurton’s Needle
And stick it in your eye!
Collect the Roister Doister
And push him in a stye.
Assemble all the Thrie Estaitis
And put them in a line,
Strike a match, light the fuse,
And put them out of mind.

(In other words, your author is scattered in thoughts and short on time; why she should take it out on these good folks is anyone’s guess)

Image taken from page 29 of 'Red Apple and Silver Bells. A book of verse for children ... Illustrated by A. B. Woodward'

Thanks as always to the BL for lovely illos


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