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Mother Goose that reads nursery rhymes lol. Loves her.

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“Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water”

This is the start of one of the most famous nursery rhymes.  A nursery rhyme, is nothing but a bit of poetry aimed at children.  These traditional poems for children were written in the 18th and 19th century.

Often dubbed “Mother Goose Rhymes” , they are still read and sung to children today. As to who “Mother Goose” really was this is…

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There was an old woman tossed up in a basket: Witchy Mother Goose

Old women are frequently portrayed as crones or witches—even in young children’s books. This Victorian-era image is believed to have accompanied a little-known Mother Goose nursery rhyme that goes like this:

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Seventy times as high as the moon;
Where she was going I could not but ask it,
For in her hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I,
“O whither, o whither, o whither so high?”
“To sweep up the cobwebs from the sky,
And I’ll be with you by and by!”

If you’ve enjoyed this post, check out the others we’ve created as part of Literary New England’s 5-day Witch-A-Thon, April 1-5. Through Sunday, we’ve got witch book giveaways and lots of other frighteningly wonderful things going on!  

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“Now, fairy tales are not like Mother Goose rhymes that are based on fact and real people. Fairy tales are fantasies. They’re fun to read. I read them myself every night but nobody really believes them.”

“I believe them.”

“Ha ha ha! Ooh Herman! He’s so funny! Big joke! Ooh!”

- Disney Animation: Volume 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)

Part 1