Beatrix Potter Poems
- Three Blind Mice Three blind mice, three blind mice, See ...
- We Have A Little Garden WE have a little garden, A garden of...
- Ninny Nanny Netticoat Ninny Nanny Netticoat, In a white ...
- Goosey, Goosey, Gander
- This Pig Went To Market THIS pig went to market; This pig ...
- Cecily Parsley CECILY PARSLEY lived in a pen, And brewed ...
- Bow, Wow, Wow
Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, in South Kensington, London. Her father was a wealthy investor. Potter lived a secure childhood at home, with her youger brother Bertram. She was taught by governesses, and learned reading by Sir Walter Scott's novels. At age fifteen, she began a diary, and invented a code to write in it. This she continued till the age of thirty. It was decoded by the engineer Leslie Linde, and after seven years of deciphering, it was published.
In the 1890's, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and some other short animal stories, originally written to amuse the sickly child of one of her governesses, after first being rejected, were published. They ... more »
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Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run!
They all run after the farmer's wife,
And she cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did ever you see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice!