Nursery Rhyme November: Dr Foster

First published 1844 another one with different theories of origin.

One theory is that the doctor was in fact William Laud, an archbishop of Canterbury; another that it refers to Edward I and the third that its actually an adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus play.

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester,
In a shower of rain;
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again

I thought I’d illustrate this one with some paper cut images

I did try scanning the image in which is the version I used as the feature image at the top but it losing quite a bit of the detail so final image below….

Dr Foster final.png

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