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Mother Bunch


(1) Mother Bunch whose fairy tales are notorious. These tales are in Pasquil’s Jests, with the Merriments of Mother Bunch. (1653.)

(2) The other Mother Bunch is called Mother Bunch’s Closet newly Broke Open, containing rare secrets of art and nature, tried and experienced by learned philosophers, and recommended to all ingenious young men and maids, teaching them how to get good wives and husbands. (1760.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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