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There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Nineteen times as high as the moon.
And where she was going I couldn't but ask it
For in her hand she carried a broom.

'Old woman! old woman!! old woman!!!' quoth I.
'Oh whither Oh whither Oh whither, so high.'
'To sweep the cobwebs off the sky.'
'And I'll be with you again by and bye.'


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The true and faithfull record of the flighte of the
olde Woman who went up in a Bafkett in the which
is fhewne how she ftarted on her Voyage, how she
advanced and how she finally arrived at the skye
together with many other thinges right pleasant
to beholde.
Here followeth the order of her Voyage as it is ex-
emplifyed in the several plates appertainying here
unto together with a briefe explication, the which will
be found good and neceffarie for ye right under-
standing thereof.
Plate 1. Here first is represented how certaine men
full mischieuslie disposed, did, with much mirth
& great glee, tosse up ye olde woman in the baskett
by means of a blankett.
Plate 2. Here we see how the olde woman is inquired of by
one concernynge the place where unto she wendeth her
Plate 3. How the olde woman was overtaken with much raine.
Plate 4. The olde woman proceedeth on her voyage and look-
eth upward with great hope.
Plate 5. "This man with lanthorne dogge & bushe of thorne pre-
"sentying moonshine" as Maister Will Shakespeare saith
is here poutrayed espyinge ye olde woman as she con-
tinueth to ascend.
Plate 6. The olde woman still goeth upward and commenceth
her knittinge caring not one figge for ye barkinge of the
dogge starre.
Plate 7. The misfortune which befell ye olde woman in the
matter of her knitting.
Plate 8. Here is ye great & dreadfull attack made upon ye olde
woman by divers birds and noisome beastes the
which she with great bravierie and succeffe withstand-
Plate 9. The further progreff of ye olde woman in ye which she
paffeth many moons.
Plate 10. The olde woman here commenceth her worke in ye
skye the which she findeth full loathsome by reason
of the manie & great spyders which have for long time
bygone woven there webbes therein.

May her goode Work prosper.
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