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Slider Help: Political Satire in nursery rhymes (31) RE: Help: Political Satire in nursery rhymes 18 Dec 99

I've wondered for some time if the nursery rhyme,"Mary Had a Little Lamb" was some sort of a religious satire concocted during the "Age of Reason". If you go through the verses with the thought in mind that it is a criticism of religion in general and Catholicism in particular, the words take on quite a different meaning: Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow,etc. I won't go into details now, but it may be something to think about...

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