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Notes

The Real Mother Goose (published in 1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, has this version of As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill:

As I was going up Pippen Hill,
Pippen Hill was dirty;
There I met a pretty Miss,
And she dropped me a curtsy.

Little Miss, pretty Miss,
Blessings light upon you;
If I had half-a-crown a day,
I'd spend it all upon you.

I found the following version in Mother Goose, The Original Volland Edition (1915), edited and arranged by Eulalie Osgood Grover:

As I Was Going Up Primrose Hill

As I was going up Primrose Hill,
Primrose Hill was dirty;
There I met a pretty lass,
And she dropped me a curtsey.

Little lass, pretty lass,
Blessings light upon you;
If I had half-a-crown a day,
I'd spend it all upon you.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The first illustration and the first version of the rhyme come from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (1881). The 2nd illustration comes from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 3rd illustration comes from The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The 4th illustration comes from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.

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