From a nursery rhyme, Simple Simon Met a Pieman. The Simple Simon went a-hunting for to catch a hare; He rode a goat about the street, but could not find one there. Simple Simon went to town to buy a piece of meat; He tied it to his horse’s tail to keep it clean and sweet.
Arthur Mee and Holland Thompson, eds. The Book of Knowledge (New York, NY: The Grolier Society, 1912)