Little Tom Twig bought a fine bow and arrow,
And what did he shoot? why, a poor little sparrow,
Oh, fie, little Tom, with your fine bow and arrow,
How cruel to shoot at a poor little sparrow.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme and illustration can be found in The Book of Nursery Rhymes, Tales, and Fables., A Gift for All Seasons., (Philadelphia, 1858), edited by Lawrence Lovechild. The illustration was graphically edited by Lisa Yannucci. The rhyme can also be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, and printed in the USA.