Heavy words lightly thrown: the reason behind the rhyme. (Book, 2005) [University of Washington Libraries]
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Heavy words lightly thrown: the reason behind the rhyme.

Heavy words lightly thrown: the reason behind the rhyme.

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: New York: Gotham Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A history of the origins and meanings of nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack Be Nimble" and Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Roberts
ISBN: 1592401309 9781592401307
OCLC Number: 778987990
Description: 202 pages 4-17-08 Gift
Other Titles: Heavy words lightly thrown

Abstract:

A history of the origins and meanings of nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack Be Nimble" and Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church.
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