The Butter Betty Bought

by Carolyn Wells

The Butter Betty Bought by Carolyn Wells

Betty Botta bought some butter;
“But,” said she, “this butter’s bitter!
If I put it in my batter
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit o’ better butter
Will but make my batter better.”
Then she bought a bit o’ butter
Better than the bitter butter,
Made her bitter batter better.
So ’twas better Betty Botta
Bought a bit o’ better butter.

  — Carolyn Wells

From The Jingle Book. The Macmillan Company.

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From The Jingle Book

The Jingle Book, published in 1899, was Carolyn Wells second book, and her first poetry book, a collection of more than four dozen humorous poems and stories in verse, including the tongue-twister poems “The Tutor” and “The Butter Betty Bought.”

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About the Author

Carolyn Wells was an American writer and poet who lived from 1862 to 1942. She wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor, and children’s books before devoting herself to writing mysteries.

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