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The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0867  Tuesday, 17 April 2001

From:           Edmund Taft
Date:           Monday, April 16, 2001 12:49 PM
Subject:        The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"

I'd be grateful if anyone could point me toward a source that explains
the Renaissance game of bo-peep.  Its modern counterpart is
"peek-a-boo," but the two games are somewhat different.  I do have a
19th-century source:

T.S. Thiselton-Dyer, _Folk-Lore of Shakespeare_ (New York: Harper's,
1884):  pp. 399-400.  But it is in French.  A more modern, English
source would be  helpful.

The game is played by a parent with a baby.

Thanks,

--Ed Taft
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