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Notes

Here's the version of this proverb from The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897):

The Cock Doth Crow

The cock doth crow,
To let you know,
If you be wise,
'Tis time to rise.

The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, has this variation:

The cock doth crow,
To let you know,
If you be well,
'Tis time to rise.

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Recited by Ruth Golding.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme and the 3rd illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 1st illustration is from Jacky Dandy's Delight by Jack Dandy (1799). The 2nd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

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