The Adventures of Cinderella; 1810; G. Martin, Cheapside in London.
A short and wonderfully illustrated version of the Cinderella tale most probably dating from the early 19th century (no date can be made out in the book itself).
The rhymes often work best when said with in a Georgian cockney drawl, e.g. “born” and “gone”.
Strangely the last part of the tale seems rather rushed, maybe they ran out of room?
Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper, is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward.
Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances, that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune.
The story of Rhodopis, recounted by the Greek geographer Strabo in around 7 BC, about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt, is usually considered as the earliest known variant of the “Cinderella” story.