Mother Goose rhymes


Mother Goose rhymes
   see *nursery rhymes.

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  • Mother Goose — n. The supposed author of a book of nursery rhymes first published as Mother Goose s Melodies, and usually called simply Mother Goose. The first English edition is said to have been printed in 1719 in London. The actual persons who composed the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mother Goose — This article is about the fairy tale character. For other uses, see Mother Goose (disambiguation). A page from a late 17th century handwritten and illustrated version of Charles Perrault s Contes de ma mère l Oye, depicting Puss in Boots The… …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose — the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London (about 1760) under the title of Mother Goose s Melody. * * * Fictitious old woman, reputedly the source of the body of traditional children s songs and verses known …   Universalium

  • Mother Goose — Frontispiz von Contes de ma mère l Oye von Charles Perrault (1697) Mother Goose (französisch Ma Mère l Oye, deutsch Mutter Gans) ist eine literarische Figur aus Kinderreimen und Märchen, die beson …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose in Prose —   …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose (disambiguation) — Mother Goose is a figure in the literature of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. In particular, the fairy tales are commonly those of the Histoires ou contes du temps passé ( Stories or Fairy Tales from Bygone Eras ), subtitled Les Contes de ma Mère …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose Goes Hollywood — is an 1938 Walt Disney animated short featuring parodies of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and caricatures of Hollywood celebrities from the 1930s. It is the 73rd of the series. The cartoon is directed by Wilfred Jackson, and animated by Bill Tytla… …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose — AmE the imaginary writer of a book of ↑nursery rhymes (=old songs or poems for young children) , or the nursery rhymes themselves ▪ If you re good I ll read you some Mother Goose before you go to bed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mother Goose — probably a translation of mid 17c. Fr. contes de ma mère l oye, which meant fairy tales. The phrase appeared on the frontispiece of Charles Perrault s 1697 collection of eight fairy tales ( Contes du Temps Passé ), which was translated in English …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics — is a book for children by E.F. Bleiler, originally published in 1849. The book features well known nursery rhymes, written with pictures (about 400 detailed woodcuts) substituting certain words (rebus). Categories: Children s picture book… …   Wikipedia