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A-Z Blogging Challenge: X is for...10

Roman numeral X [10] Well, I have to say that 'X' was a difficult one and I'm very surprised that I managed to come up with anything at all but here it is.

X shall stand for playmates ten, 
V for five stout, stalwart men.
I for one, as I'm alive,
C for a hundred and...
D for five (hundred).
M for a thousand soldiers true, 
Now all these figures I've told to you.

This little nursery rhyme was used to teach children about Roman Numerals and I must admit, I have now learned it as I think it's really useful but unfortunately I can find no reference as to when it was first published or to any of the history behind it. It's a sweet little rhyme anyway.

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Jenni Steel said…
Nice poem, I have never heard of this one. Interesting one to remember though.

Hope you have a great weekend!

One more letter to go after today. Enjoy the rest of your Challenge.

Jenni
This is a great poem. I wish I could remember it, but knowing me, It'll be out of my head shortly. http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com/

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