Item No: facw00010
Title: The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket
Children's Literature Research Collection
Rhyme found in the Anthology of Children's Literature taken from Mother Goose's Melodies, edited by W. A. Wheeler.
Full text of nursery rhyme:
There was an old woman tost up in a basket,
Seventy times as high as the moon.
Where she was going, I couldn’t but ask it,
For in her hand she carried a broom.
“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I,
“O whither, O whither, O whither so high?”
“To sweep the cobwebs off the sky,
And I will be back again, by and by.”
Johnson, Edna, comp. Anthology of Children’s Literature. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1940. Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
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Wyeth - Old Woman
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945 - Artist