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Old Mother Hubbard & Her Wonderful Dog

February 24, 2018
by the gentle author

Courtesy of Jemmy Catnach of Catnach Press, it is my pleasure to publish this early nineteenth century shaggy dog tale of the devoted Mother Hubbard – believed to be by Sarah Catherine Martin

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  1. February 24, 2018

    Related to Punch, to judge by her schnoz.

  2. Jamie Surman permalink
    February 24, 2018


  3. Gary Arber permalink
    February 24, 2018

    Shaggy dog stories took on a new meaning in the armed forces in the 1940’s and 50’s.
    They were long and boringly detailed tales taking over an hour to narrate that ended with an aggravatingly stupid ending that were developed to while away the time on long watches or in my case flights.

  4. Cindy Hughes permalink
    February 24, 2018

    I am a descendant of Sarah Martin who wrote Old Mother Hubbard. I have a lovely pastel portrait of her here at home. I wonder if it would be of interest?
    Kind regards
    Cindy Hughes

  5. the gentle author permalink*
    February 24, 2018

    Yes, do send it!

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