Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 437.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 07:57:54 +0000
From: "Rabkin, Eric" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: 17.433 baa baa black sheep?
I don't have _The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes_ handy, but I
found an online source
(http://www.cuc.ac.jp/~m2ishige/englit/Nursery.doc) that cited it,
concerning "Baa baa black sheep," thus: "In the wool trade the division
of the bags is said to refer to the export tax on wool imposed in 1275.
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[Editorial PS: Has anyone tried the numerous books put together by Iona and
Peter Opie? --WM]
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