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Mother Goose is a collection of children's rhymes and stories that were passed down orally before being published and printed as a collection. Today, Mother Goose is famous for what are now considered nursery rhymes. Some of the most famous Mother Goose nursery rhymes include "To Market," "Miss Muffet," "Jack and Jill" and "Humpty Dumpty."

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