Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

July 8, 2006

The House that Jack Built: One of R. Caldecott’s Picture Books

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clattery MacHinery @ 12:52 am


From the Randolph Caldecott entry of Wikipedia:

In 1877 Edmund Evans, who was a colour printer and talented engraver, lost the services of Walter Crane as his children’s book illustrator and asked Caldecott to do illustrations for two books for Christmas. The results were The House that Jack Built and The Diverting History of John Gilpin, published in 1878. They were an immediate success; so much so that he produced two more each year until he died.

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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

One of R. Caldecott’s Picture Books

FREDERICK WARNE & CO. Ltd.

1878

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

This is the House that Jack built.



This is the Malt,
That lay in the House that Jack built.

This is the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House that Jack built.


This is the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House that Jack built.



This is the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House that Jack built.


This is the Cow with the crumpled horn,
  That tossed the Dog,
  That worried the Cat,
  That killed the Rat,
  That ate the Malt,
  That lay in the House that
            Jack built.


This is the Maiden all forlorn,
That milked the Cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House
            that Jack built.

This is the Man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the Maiden all forlorn,
That milked the Cow with
        the crumpled horn,
That tossed the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House
        that Jack built.


This is the Priest, all shaven and shorn,
That married the Man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the Maiden all forlorn,

That milked the Cow with
    the crumpled horn,
That tossed the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House that
            Jack built.

This is the Cock that crowed in the morn
That waked the Priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the Man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the Maiden all forlorn,

That milked the Cow with
    the crumpled horn,
That tossed the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House that
            Jack built.


This is the Farmer who sowed the corn,
That fed the Cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the Priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the Man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the Maiden all forlorn,
That milked the Cow with the crumpled horn,

That tossed the Dog,
That worried the Cat,
That killed the Rat,
That ate the Malt,
That lay in the House
      that Jack built.


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