"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe."

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Relationships, Family & Ancestors

Poetic Terms Common Measure, Nursery Rhymes

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Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes.
 
Despite her celebrated place in children’s . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Family & Ancestors

Poetic Terms Common Measure, Nursery Rhymes

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