There was a little woman, as I've been told,
Who was not very young, nor yet very old;
Now this little woman her living got,
By selling codlins*, hot, hot, hot.
*Roasted apples - they used to be sold hot on the streets of London (according to the Oxford English Dictionary).
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme and illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. This rhyme can also be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).