Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit," etc.
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The illustration on page 26 is the original picture which appeared in the first edition of this book, and for which on alternative was later substituted.
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APPLEY DAPPLY, a little brown mouse,
Goes to the cupboard in somebody's house.
IN somebody's cupboard
There's everything nice,
Cake, cheese, jam, biscuits,
—All charming for mice!
APPLEY DAPPLY has little sharp eyes,
And Appley Dapply is so fond of pies!
NOW who is this knocking
at Cottontail's door?
Tap tappit! Tap tappit!
She's heard it before?
AND when she peeps out
there is nobody there,
But a present of carrots
put down on the stair.
HARK! I hear it again!
Tap, tap, tappit! Tap tappit!
Why—I really believe it's a little black rabbit!
OLD Mr. Pricklepin
has never a cushion to
stick his pins in,
His nose is black and his
beard is gray,
And he lives in an ash stump
over the way.
YOU know the old woman
who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children
She didn't know what to do?
I THINK if she lived in
a little shoe-house—
That little old woman was
surely a mouse!
DIGGORY DIGGORY DELVET!
A little old man in black velvet;
He digs and he delves—
You can see for yourselves
The mounds dug by Diggory Delvet.
GRAVY and potatoes
In a good brown pot—
Put them in the oven,
and serve them very hot!
THERE once was an amiable guinea-pig,
Who brushed back his hair like a periwig—
HE wore a sweet tie,
As blue as the sky—
AND his whiskers and buttons
Were very big.
Peter Rabbit Books
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
- The Tailor of Gloucester
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice
- The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
- The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
- The Tale of Tom Kitten
- The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
- The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
- The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
- The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
- The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
- The Tale of Mr. Tod
- The Tale of Pigling Bland
- The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
or The Roly-Poly Pudding
- The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan
- The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
- The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
- The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit
- The Story of Miss Moppet
- Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
- Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes