|Title||Courtship and marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, with the death and burial of poor Cock Robin (pp. 5-6) |
|Publisher Location||United States -- Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg |
|Publication Date||1839 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with hand colored wood engravings.|
A story in verse about an ill fated wedding between a robin and a wren. An attempt by a Hawk to seduce Jenny Wren after the wedding succeeds and poor Cock Robin is cruelly killed by a wicked Sparrow who shoots at him with a bow and arrow. Elaborate funeral preparations are made to mourn Cock Robin's death.
Page 5 depicts Cock Robin promising Jenny Wren pies, pudding, and currant wine if she marries him.
Page 6 depicts the cock announcing the wedding of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, and the rook and clark coming to officiate at the wedding as parson and clerk.
|Contextual Notes||The earliest record of this English rhyme is in the 18th century. The verse about the murder and funeral of Cock Robin has become an archetype for murder used in fiction, film and music. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Birds -- Juvenile poetry; Chapbooks -- Specimens |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0193 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. QL676.2 C63 1839 |
|Physical Description||18 leaves: illustrated; 14.5 x 9 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist A23 |