The First of May - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Monique wrote from France, "I've read a few times that it's very healthy to 'bathe' naked in the morning dew -or if you can't 'bathe' to walk barefoot in the grass before the sun dries it up. I've always enjoyed doing that [walking barefoot] at my friend's country house, in Summer."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This proverb can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.