Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RIDDLE: A CANDLE, by MOTHER GOOSE

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RIDDLE: A CANDLE, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little nancy etticoat / in a white petticoat
Last Line: The shorter she grows.
Variant Title(s): The Candle
Subject(s): Candles; Riddles

LITTLE Nancy Etticoat,
With a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
She has no feet or hands,
The longer she stands
The shorter she grows.

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