Mother Goose is the imaginary character, an author of a collection of French fairy tales and later of English nursery rhymes. Her appearance in English dates back to the early 18th century, when Charles Perrault’s fairy tale collection, Contes de ma Mère l'Oye, was first translated into English as Tales of My Mother Goose. Later a compilation of English nursery rhymes, titled Mother Goose's Melody, or, Sonnets for the Cradle, helped perpetuate the name both in Britain and the United States.
This edition info: Grover, Eulalie Osgood, 1873-1958. Richardson, Frederick, 1862-1937.
Published by P.F. Volland, Chicago, New York, 1915.