Women's Fashion: Little Bo-Peep

Little Bo Peep has long been one of my favorite nursery rhymes.  I realized as I pondered it as I made these photos this evening. I had never heard the full version, so I decided to take a little time this evening to look up the full version and discovered it doesn't sound so innocent at all. In fact, like most nursery rhymes, it sounds a bit dark toward the end when it is bringing home the moral lesson. The earliest printed version of Little Bo-Peep appeared in 1810 but it is considered a verbal lesson passed down the eras from parents to children as far back as the 16th century. It would seem the original phrase "stand as lil' bo-peep" was to describe a form of punishment of being stood in a pillory, also known as the stocks, as a form of public humiliation for being irresponsible. 

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Little Bo peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they'll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.
Little Bo peep fell fast asleep
And dreamt she heard them bleating,
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were all still fleeting.
Then up she took her little crook
Determined for to find them.
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they left their tails behind them.
It happened one day, as Bo peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails side by side
All hung on a tree to dry.
She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks went rambling,
And tried what she could,
As a shepherdess should,
To tack again each to its lambkin.

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I found the part about the tails hanging on the tree to dry particularly disturbing. There seems to be much discussion on when the rhyme first occurred but none of the sites I read said what the meaning behind the tale really was. Usually nursery rhymes were a way to express political duress or make fun of a political figure of the time but this one does not reference anyone. So perhaps it truly is just a morbid tale of a shepherdess turning her back not paying attention and the poor little sheep's tails get cut off by some cruel person and pinned to a tree. 

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But since shame and humiliation is a primary point to the rhyme I think it probably is in reference to some obscure official whom time has erased from the history books. They probably tried to reach too far over their station and had their hand slapped hard by the superior ranking and hence the cutting off of the tail in shame. I did find a expanded version of the Little Bo-peep rhyme in a story form by L. Frank Baum. I think he did a nice job of turning the short lyrics into a nice moral story explaining the tails on the tree quite well. Even though it had no historical weight in the back ground of what the poem actually meant. If you wish a bit of entertainment, I recommend giving it a read.

Anyway, I know this story don't have much to do with second life but I found it to be interesting nonetheless. For full details on what is in my photos and what I really think of it, see the shopping list below.



Deluxe Body Factory | Agnes Skin , Ivory | Group Gift
This pretty skin is the current group gift at DBF. The group is not free to join. You get one skin with or w/o cleavage, and lola skin appliers. Other appliers are available separately.
Analog Dog | Tootsie | Fantasy Faire Hunt gift | L$275/color
I received this pretty hair as one of the many gifts for doing the Fantasy Faire 2015 Hunt. Even though the faire is gone you still can get this hair at regular price. It is available in seven color packs. This hair has a braided headband that is turned on or off with a touch.
Ikon | Hope Eyes, Crimson | L$150
Each eye set includes regular and mesh and come come with with five iris sizes. There are over 50 color choices to select from in the collection, along with a demo available for testing them out.


BMe (BlueMoon Enterprises) | Tavern Girl | L$10@We<3 Roleplay
The Lady Sophia features a long slender shape adorned with beautiful wide trim of twisted gold and gemstones on the scooped neckline and belt. Is available in Royal, Night, Peace, Ivy & Ruby.
✫ John Dee's Emporium  | Ostara's Lamb Follower  | Fantasy Faire Hunt gift (unavailable)
I am not 100% sure but I believe his lovely little lamb was another gift I got from the Lost Hunt. I did not find it in world or on the marketplace. It is one you wear, it is static and does not move as you walk.

✫ BellePoses | Renta
(photo 1) Lovely pose is part of a five static pose set, featuring a variety of stands. 
BellePoses | Miranda
(photo 2) This pretty pose is part of a five static pose set created for the pose faire. I really liked how they are all posed looking upward to the sky. I find I am drawn to those style pf poses the most.
HelaMiyo | Facepalm
(photo 3) This unique pose was sent out exclusively to the HelaMiyo group. It is not located in the store. Though if you do visit the store you will find a large wall of freebie poses and a ton of great original poses for sale.

Disclosure of Material Connections:
I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless,
I only recommend products I would use personally and believe will be beneficial for my readers. 

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