The Real Mother Goose, illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright - 1961

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The Real Mother Goose, illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright - 1961

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The Real Mother Goose, illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright - 1961

Hardcover with beautiful illustrations. Published by Rand McNally (1961)

According to Eleanor Early, a Boston travel and history writer of the 1930s, and 1940s, the original Mother Goose was a real person who lived in Boston in the 1660s. She was reportedly the second wife of Isaac Goose (alternatively named Vergoose or Vertigoose), who brought to the marriage six children of her own to add to Isaac's ten. After Isaac died, Elizabeth went to live with her eldest daughter, who had married Thomas Fleet, a publisher who lived on Pudding Lane (now Devonshire Street). According to Early, "Mother Goose" used to sing songs and ditties to her grandchildren all day, and other children swarmed to hear them. Finally, her son-in-law gathered her jingles together and printed them.



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