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Mother Shipton

lived in the reign of Henry VIII., and was famous for her prophecies, in which she foretold the death of Wolsey, Lord Percy, etc., and many wonderful events of future times. All her “prophecies” are still extant.

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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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Mother
Mother Ann
Mother Bunch
Mother Carey’s Chickens
Mother Country
Mother Douglas
Mother Earth
Mother Goose
Mother Hubbard
Mother Huddle’s Oven
Mother Shipton
Mother-sick
Mother-wit
Mother of Believers
Mother of Books
Mother of Cities [Amu-al-Bulud]
Mother of Pearl
Mother of the Gracchi
Mother’s Apron Strings
Mothering Sunday
Motion