A Apple Pie by Greenaway, Kate

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A APPLE PIE

by

KATE GREENAWAY

London. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. & New York Printed in Great Britain by W & J Mackay Limited, Chatham from original woodblock designs engraved in 1886

1886

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

Kate Greenaway used an early version of the rhyme to illustrate A APPLE PIE which was first published in 1886 and it will be noticed that there is no rhyme for the letter I.

The rhyme of A APPLE PIE is very ancient and reference is made to it as early as 1671 in one of the writings of John Eachard. In these early versions the letters I and J were not differentiated. The letter J as we know it to-day was the curved initial form of the letter I and was always used before a vowel.

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A APPLE PIE

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B BIT IT

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C CUT IT

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D DEALT IT

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E EAT IT

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F FOUGHT FOR IT

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G GOT IT

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H HAD IT

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J JUMPED FOR IT

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K KNELT FOR IT

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L LONGED FOR IT

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M MOURNED FOR IT

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N NODDED FOR IT

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O OPENED IT

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P PEEPED IN IT

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Q QUARTERED IT

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R RAN FOR IT

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S SANG FOR IT

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T TOOK IT

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U V W X Y Z

ALL HAD A LARGE SLICE AND WENT OFF TO BED

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