This poem was written by Ann & Jane Taylor, the authors of "The Star" which was the basis for the song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". They called this poem "The Sheep".

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Published in "Rhymes for the Nursery" by Ann and Jane Taylor (1840).