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Re: Throw the rattle out of the pram

Posted by Joe on April 11, 2009 at 19:46

In Reply to: Re: Throw the rattle out of the pram posted by Gary Martin on April 11, 2009 at 07:16:

Behind the Bathtub: The Story of a French Dogý - Page 71
by Colette Audry - Dogs - 1963 - 307 pages

But in this he is as persistently demanding as the baby who hurls his rattle out
of the pram again and again, just to make someone pick it up. ...
Developments in psycho-analysisý
by Joan Riviere, Melanie Klein - Psychology - 1952 - 368 pages

Page 258
Children, sometimes even before the second half of the first year, enjoy
throwing things out of the pram again and again, and expect them back.

Beside a Norman towerý - Page 10
by Mazo De la Roche, A. H. Watson - Fiction - 1934 - 247 pages

... a lead horse, an empty talcum tin, a blue rabbit, several toy skittles. He
does not like the rabbit at the moment and throws it out of the pram.

: I haven't been able to find any of those 30s to 60s references. Could you point to one please?