Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy and Bess - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*"Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy and Bess" refers to one person since all of those names are diminutives of Elizabeth. That's why all four were able to take one egg, yet leave four in.

Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy and Bess - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The 1st illustration comes from An Alphabet of Old Friends (1874) by Walter Crane. The 2nd illustration comes from The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).

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