- Mother Goose
- In mid-17th-century France, the phrase contes de ma mere l'oye meant 'fairytales', and in 1697 it appeared on the frontispiece of Charles *Perrault's Contes du Temps Passe; when these were printed in English from 1729 onwards, they were entitled Mother Goose's Tales. Later (probably in 1765) the publisher John Newbery produced a collection of traditional *nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody, which became so popular that for the next two generations all such rhymes were called 'Mother Goose songs', as they still are in the USA.A pantomime of 1806 created a tale in which Old Mother Goose is a kindly witch, owning a gander on which she can fly, and a goose that lays golden eggs; soon chapbooks elaborated the story, adding a stupid son named Jack, who unwittingly buys the magic goose. This became popular in Victorian children's books, especially in a rhymed version of 1820.■ Opie and Opie, 1951: 30-42, and 1955: 88-90; Ryoji Tsurumi, Folklore 101 (1990), 28-35.
A Dictionary of English folklore. Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud. 2014.
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