"Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross,"

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Relationships, Men & Women, Activities, Travels & Journeys, Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Couplet, Nursery Rhymes

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Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes.
 
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SUBJECT Relationships, Men & Women, Activities, Travels & Journeys, Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Couplet, Nursery Rhymes

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