A Apple Pie

 

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A APPLE PIE

By

KATE GREENAWAY


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.


A APPLE PIE

By

KATE GREENAWAY


London FREDERICK WARNE & Ltd. & New York

Printed in Great Britain by W & J Mackay Limited, Chatham from original woodblock designs engraved in 1886


A APPLE PIE

B BIT IT

C CUT IT

D DEALT IT

E EAT IT

F FOUGHT FOR IT

G GOT IT

H HAD IT

J JUMPED FOR IT

K KNELT FOR IT

L LONGED FOR IT

M MOURNED FOR IT

N NODDED FOR IT

O OPENED IT

P PEEPED IN IT

Q QUARTERED IT

R RAN FOR IT

S SANG FOR IT

T TOOK IT

U V W X Y Z ALL HAD A LARGE SLICE AND WENT OFF TO BED