Little Tommy Grace,
Had a pain in his face,
So that he could not learn a letter;
When in came Dicky Long,
Singing such a funny song,
That Tommy laughed,
and found his face much better.
This rhyme can also be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. In that version, the first verse is:
Little Tommy Grace had a pain in his face,
So bad he could not learn a letter...
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Thanks and Acknowledgements
The illustration and rhyme come from The crooked man and other rhymes, from Aunt Mary's Little Series (published in New York between 1851 and 1870 by McLoughlin Bros.).