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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mother Goose.
 
A name associated with nursery rhymes. She was born in Boston, and her eldest daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Fleet, the printer. Mrs. Goose used to sing the rhymes to her grandson, and Thomas Fleet printed the first edition in 1719.   1
 


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