Babes in the Wood
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Babes in the Wood, also known as Kids of the Wood, is a traditional children's tale first published as a ballad by Thomas Millington in Norwich in 1595. Quotes here are from the illustrated edition by Randolph Caldecott (ca. 1879–1886).
- He did not have these pretty babes,
A twelve-month and a daye,
But, for their wealth he did devise
To make them both away.
- No burial these pretty babes
Of any man receives,
Till Robin Redbreast painfully
Did cover them with leaves.
- Encyclopedic article on Babes in the Wood at Wikipedia
- Works related to The Children in the Wood at Wikisource
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- The Babes in the Wood by R. Caldecott at Project Gutenberg