One of the more obvious texts for anthropomorphism ................
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1. undated c1920 from Margaret W.Tarrant's illustrated Nursery Rhymes Ward Lock, London
2. wood engraved illustration to from Mother Goose's Melodies... containing the most celebrated Songs and Lullabies of the old British Nurses undated
3.. 11 x 13cms. from Paul Woodruffe's illustrations to The Second Book of Nursery Rhymes, George Allen, London 1896, 20 x 22cms.
4. from Charles Folkard's illustrated edition of Nursery Rhymes ,Dent London 1932.
5. from Charles Folkard's Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes ,Black, London, 1922.