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Entered accorning to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by MUNROE &
FRANCIS, in the Clerk's Once of the District Conrt of Massachusetts.
HEAR WHAT MA'AM GOOSE SAYS!
No, no, my Melodies will never die,
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE FAMILY OF
NOVEMBER 16, 1927
HISTORY OF THE GOOSE FAMILY,
[From the Boston Transcript. I
COTTON MATHER AND MOTHER GOOSE. Mr. Editor :- Your correspondent, N. B. S., has so decisively given a quietus to the question as to the birth place of Cotton Mather, that there is no danger of its ever being revived again. But there is another question of equal importance to many, to the literary world in particular, which should in like manner be put to rest. Who was Mother Goose ? and when were her melodies first given to the world? These are questions which have been often asked, but have never been satisfactorily answered. The recent publication of a book called “ Mother Goose for Old Folks” has again