Mother Goose contains more that 200 drawings in ink of various sizes by
Sybil Tawse. In addition to this page of colour plates, there are four pages
each showing a selection of twenty-five ink illustrations from the book.
I also add the illustrated dust wrapper panels after the colour plates.
Tom, Tom, was a piper's son
He learned to play when he was young.
— Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
Remember what old Nurse has sung
Of busy Lady Wind.
— My Lady Wind
Who pulled her out?
Little Tommy Trout.
— Ding Dong Bell
"Then I won't marry you, my pretty maid."
"Nobody asked you, sir," she said.
— Where are you going to, my Pretty Maid?
To make your candles last for aye,
Ye wives and maids give ear-o!
— Making Candles Last
If I had as much money as I could tell,
I never would cry young lambs to sell.
— Young Lambs to Sell
Simple Simon met a pie-man,
Going to the fair.
— Simple Simon
Wife! oh wife! bring brandy in a spoon.
— The Carrion Crow
Dame Jill had the job to plaister his knob,
With vinegar and brown paper.
— Jack and Jill
The wheelbarrow broke, my wife got a fall,
Down tumbled wheelbarrow, little wife, and all.
— When I was a Bachelor
Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she sits in the sun,
As fair as the lily, as white as the swan.
— Queen Anne
Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
— Hickety, Pickety
Mother Goose dustwrapper, front.
Mother Goose dustwrapper (damaged), back.