Nursery Rhymes and Childhood

“I do not love thee, Dr Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this I know, and know full well,
I do not love thee, Dr Fell.”

I knew when I first read these lines in a nursery rhyme book that the words were a defiance of authority. I knew all about authority. My mother felt that a child should be seen and not heard. When the child was seen, s/he should be doing some sort of chore such as cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, or vacuuming. If a child had time to play, then that child was not busy enough.

See the rest of this memoir here.


About Cyn Bagley

My life is a mixture of travel, jobs, and disease. You can find some of my novels on under the name Cyn Bagley.
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2 Responses to Nursery Rhymes and Childhood

  1. chiefbiscuit says:

    Great writing Cyn!

  2. chiefb… Good to see you again.:-) Cyn

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