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Nymo Rhymes


Jay Ames


In the February 9th entry of his entertaining book, An Almanac of Worlds at Play (Clarkson N. Potter, 1975), Willard Espy described his bafflement when his daughter brought home a slim book of French poetry, Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames. At least it looked French, but he could make neither head nor tail of the verses inside. Only when he tried reading them aloud did he realize that there was a familiar ring to them: Mother Goose Rhymes!