Little Polly Flinders,
Sat among the cinders,
Warming her pretty little toes;
Her mother came and caught her,
And scolded her little daughter,*
For spoiling her nice new clothes.
*The Real Mother Goose has this line as, "Whipped her little daughter".
The Little Mother Goose has the line as, "And whipped her little daughter".
Photos & Illustrations
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The 1st illustration comes from The National Nursery Book. The 2nd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.