Rhymes for the Nursery

Ann TAYLOR (1782 - 1866) and Jane TAYLOR (1783 - 1824)

This early 19th-century children's poetry collection by Jane and Ann Taylor is little-known today, but contains the original version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, known then as just The Star. Also included are poems about why you shouldn't kill kittens, birds and flies, a poem about how you can be seriously scarred if you play with fire, and a poem about a homeless man who cries himself to sleep because of how naughty he was a child. (Jordan)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Jordan Watts
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Play 01 Poems 1-9 Jordan Watts
00:07:51
Play 02 Poems 10-18 Jordan Watts
00:09:24
Play 03 Poems 19-27 Jordan Watts
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Play 04 Poems 28-36 Jordan Watts
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Play 05 Poems 37-45 Jordan Watts
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Play 06 Poems 46-54 Jordan Watts
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Play 07 Poems 55-63 Jordan Watts
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Play 08 Poems 64-72 Jordan Watts
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Play 09 Poems 73-81 Jordan Watts
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