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27.10.08

I love my Love


I Love my Love - V&A Museum of Childhood
While we are waiting for "Mondays" music,lets play a game..
This game is taken from 'The Girls Own Book' by Mrs Child, 1864
'This game may be played by any number, each taking a letter as it comes to her turn. Any mistake or hesitation incurs the penalty of a forfeit. She that begins may say:

A. I love my love with an A because he is Artless. I hate him with and A because he is Avaricious. He took me to the sign of the Anchor, and treated me to Apples and Almonds. His name is Abraham, and he comes from Alnwick.

B. I love my love with a B because he is Brave. I hate him with a B because he is Boisterous. He took me to the sign of the Bell, and treated me to Biscuits and Buns. His name is Benjamin, and he comes from Buxton.

C. I love my love with a C because he is Candid. I hate him with a C because he is Capricious. He took me to the sign of the Crow, and treated me to Cherries and Custards. His name is Charles, and he comes from Cheltenham.

Etc Etc..

5 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh, how interesting. I think I would have incurred a forfeit straight away had I been the girl with X or Z :)

willow said...

Witty! Children were forced to be creative back in the days when there were no computers or TV's.

My uncle calls me The Duchess, Duch for short! ;^)

Poopsie Blue said...

Dear Duchess [& Bee]

You may have noticed I've gone MIA/AWL & Behind Kyanites Door is no more...
Harrassed by 'nasties' & riddled with guilt because I visit & comment so infrequently I quit.
Regretted it immediatley, re-grouped, took time out with doggy friends & am now re-building links with friends I want to keep.
My new site, should you care to visit is here:-
http://poopsiestruecolours.blogspot.com/

My emails addy is:-
HeadgirlDJC@aol.com

Love [& gentle tickles to Bee]
Blue

Marilyn said...

Your work reminds me of fairy tales and English folklore of years ago. Very nice.

Marilyn said...

Your work reminds me of English folklore and fairy tales of long ago. Very nice.