DESIGN # 119

HEIGHT = 5 inches
WIDTH = 6 3/4 inches
VALUE = $250 - $375

"Little Bo Peep" or "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep"
was an English nursery rhyme.

Originally, in the 14th century, a children's game called "to play bo peep"
The game had the punishment of being stood in a pillory,
a device for securing someone while whipping them,

The melody commonly associated with the rhyme was first recorded in 1870
by the composer and nursery rhyme collector James William Elliott
in his National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.

The Nursey Rhyme : BY Mother Goose
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.

Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still all fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo-Peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails, side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks she raced;
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
That each tail be properly placed.