Jack and Jill (via oldbookillustrations) Reading this made me laugh and smile, also reminding me of my childhood. And I love how nursery rhymes live on through countless generations, long after they were first coined. More on Jack & Jill on Wikipedia. Share:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrEmailMorePrintGoogleRedditWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “Jack and Jill” Add yours Hang on a minute…..I thought he broke his crown ! All these years and I thought that was his other head ! Reply Where *DO* you find these?! Awesome! I love this period for artwork. And print. I love the tall f-shaped s’s. I have a poster of an old alphabet primer from a similar vintage. I have to say that the examples they give for the letters are often reallllly obscure. Not obvious things like “C” for “Cat” but absurdly obscure words. I don’t have it in front of me so I’ll have to look up the examples later. I had never heard of “Old Dame Gill” nor have I ever heard these later verses. I wonder if this is the original version or if it is simply a literary adaptation of an orally-transmitted folk rhyme that was already in currency at the time. Of course it’s not uncommon for people to only know the first verse of something that is actually longer (e.g., Auld Lang Syne; Happy Birthday; various Christmas Carols, etc), but I don’t know if this is an example of that or not. Interesting 🙂 Reply Not perhaps the best poetry in the world but very enjoyable! I hadn’t heard the later verses either. Reply This brought a smile to my face. For many years I lived near the village of Kilmington, Somerset where Jack and Jill hill is situated. There is an excellent pub, The Jolliffe Arms, in the village and they also have a lovely tradition of decorating the village with scarecrows, in various guises, during the week of the village Fete. Reply There is a “Jack and Jill Hill”? How do we know that? 🙂 Reply What am I doing? For Kilmington read Kilmersdon…I think the heat of the sun here in the Canary Islands has got to me…. Reply Those clumsy jerks deserve to be whipped! Reply SB – ummmmmm! Justin – oh, a variety of sources. My google reader is full of random sites. Tumblr is good for a lot of this type of thing, lots of niche and vintage stuff. Yeh, I wondered about ‘old dame Gill’ too. Daphne – glad you liked. Chris – oh, that’s pretty cool! Pretty part of the world, too. Josh – oh, they were just fooling around! I bet you would have done worse, LOL. Reply Enjoyed this but I’m another one who has never heard of the later verses. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.