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Thread #92759   Message #1777571
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
06-Jul-06 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Star (Jane & Anne Taylor) 'Twinkle...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twinkle Little Star
Some information that I have from the National Trust, indicates that it was first published in 1804, in 'Rhymes for the Nursery' by Jane and Anne Taylor, daughters of painter and engraver Isaac Taylor. They lived in Lavenham between 1786-1796.

Looks like there is a discrepancy over the date.... but the National Trust has been known to get things wrong occasionally.