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Thread #101803   Message #2056890
Posted By: masato sakurai
20-May-07 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon..
Subject: RE: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon..
From William Francis Prideaux, Mother Goose's melody (1904) [A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN EDITION], p. 32:
HIGH diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jump'd over the moon,
The little dog laugh'd
To see such craft,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

It must be a little dog that laugh'd, for a great dog would be ashamed to laugh at such nonsense.