WIDTH = 8 inches
VALUE = $1,500-1,700
1292 (On Back)
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" was a popular English nursery rhyme
that has historical significance.
Mary refered to Mary I who was Queen of England 1516-1553
Her executions of Protestants led to her being named "Bloody Mary".
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.
1. "Quite Contrary" refers to her unsuccessful attempt to reverse her father
Henry VIII reglious changes.
2. "How does your garden grow?" refers to her lack of heirs