Little Polly Flinders
DESCRIPTION: "Little Polly Flinders, Sat among the cinders, Warming her pretty little toes. Her mother came and caught her, And whipped her little daughter For spoiling her nice new clothes."
EARLIEST DATE: 1807 (Original Ditties for the Nursery, according to Opie-Oxford2)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 421, "Little Polly Flinders" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #166, p. 125, "(Little Jenny Flinders)"
Jack, p. 113, "Little Polly Flinders" (1 text)
Dolby, p. 80, "Little Polly Flinders" (1 text)
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