Useful Transactions in Philosophy
Title: “Old King Cole”
Medium: nursery rhyme
Publication date: 1708Publisher: Bernard Lintott
Roud Folk Song Index Number: 1164
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Useful Transactions in Philosophy is also known as: Useful transactions in philosophy,: and other sorts of learning, for the months of March and April, 1709.
"Old King Cole" is traditional English nursery rhyme. The earliest known printed version of this nursery rhyme was published in William King's Useful Transactions in Philosophy. The nursery rhyme itself may have been created long before it was first recorded in print.
William King is the writer who recorded the nursery rhyme in Useful Transactions in Philosophy, but he probably did not write the nursery rhyme himself.