: NURSERY GAMES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
A string of boys and girls, each holding by his predecessor's skirts,
approaches two others, who, with joined and elevated hands, form a
double arch. After the dialogue is concluded, the line passes through
the arch, and the last is caught, if possible, by the sudden lowering of
"How many miles to Barley-bridge?"
"Three score and ten."
"Can I get there by candle-light?"
"Yes, if your legs be long."
"A courtesy to you, and a courtesy to you,
If you please will you let the king's horses through?"
Through and through shall they go,
For the king's sake;
But the one that is hindmost
Will meet with a great mistake.