Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 445.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:15:29 +0000
From: Stephen Clark <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: 17.433 baa baa black sheep?
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, edds. Peter & Iona Opie
(Clarendon Press: Oxford 1951), p.88 "In the wool trade the division of the
bags is said to refer to the export tax on wool imposed in 1295". The first
citation they give is to Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book in 1744.
-- Stephen Clark Dept of Philosophy University of Liverpool
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