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Was There a Mother Goose?

Yes, according to legend. She was Elizabeth Goose, a New England widow who married Issac Goose, adopting a family of 10, and later bore six children. In 1719, her book of rhymes "Mother Goose's Melodies for Children" was said to have been published by her son-in-law.

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