nursery rhyme lyrics & origins
nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

Little Miss Muffet Rhyme

Nursery Rhyme & History


Story of the Little Miss Muffet Rhyme
Little Miss Muffet was a small girl whose name was Patience Muffet. Her stepfather, Dr. Muffet (1553-1604) was a famous entomologist who wrote the first scientific catalogue of British Insects. Whilst eating her breakfast of curds and whey Little Miss Muffet was frightened by one of his spiders and ran away! This particular Nursery Rhyme of Little Miss Muffet reputedly dates back to the late 16th century as indicated by the birth date of Dr Muffet! Unlikely story about Patience Muffet!


john knox  - little miss muffet rhyme

Picture of John Knox
Watch the video to find the connection to the Rhyme


Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Little Miss Muffet


Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location


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