The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket

Fine Arts N.C. Wyeth Paintings
The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket

Item Info

Item No: facw00010
Title: The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket
Media Type: Paintings
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1938
Image Dimensions Width: 91.5 cm
Call Number: Wyeth - Old Woman
Creator Name: Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945 - Artist

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