Mother Goose  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Mother Goose is a well-known figure in the literature of fairy tales and nursery rhymes which are often published as Mother Goose Rhymes as if Mother Goose herself were the author or collector. As a character, she appears in one "nursery rhyme" . A Christmas pantomime called "Mother Goose" is often performed in the United Kingdom. The so-called "Mother Goose" rhymes and stories have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes. Mother Goose is generally depicted in literature and book illustration as an elderly country woman in a tall hat and shawl, but is sometimes depicted as a goose.

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