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Little Miss Muffet
« on: October 24, 2006, 07:34:33 pm »
I'm not sure if this is true or whther i should post this. I read in an article that apparently Little Miss Muffet originated in Brookmans Park

Is there any evidence for this?

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Re: Little Miss Muffet
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 08:26:11 pm »
You might be interested in this from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Miss_Muffet
 

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Re: Little Miss Muffet
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 08:35:28 pm »
Thanks Cassie,

This story is documented on this site in two features.

Moffatts House and Muffets Farm

and

Was Little Miss Muffet a local girl?

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Re: Little Miss Muffet
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 02:13:09 pm »
It also appears in the Brookmans Park entry at Wikipedia.
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Re: Little Miss Muffet
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 03:19:46 pm »
The North Mymms 2007 calendar includes a photo of Moffats Farmhouse which was supplied by Dave Brewer. Many thanks for it Dave. It is on sale at BP News, the Dutch Nursery, Dellsome Lane Post Office, and Parish Council Office (Bushwood Close, off Dellsome Lane) price 5 plus p&p 1 if applicable. BP News has sold 21 already, in the first week of having them for sale!

Before the Parish Council published the calendar, I contacted the owner of the house and he told of Dr. Muffet who lived there, and he said it was not possible to be absolutely certain about the Little Miss Muffet poem. He told me the house was built about 1550/60 and Dr Muffet live there until he died in 1604/5. Spelling was not consistant in those days - even Shakespeare apparently spelt his name in various formats. So Muffet, Moffat, etc - who knows which if any is correct.

The owner did think there was a strong argument for Dr Muffet having written this little poem about Patience, but no certainty. That is why the text on the calendar is not specific on this point.
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Re: Little Miss Muffet
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 09:20:56 am »
There is a lovely feature on our new history site, The North Mymms History Project, about Little Miss Muffet. It explores whether she was a local girl living at Moffats Farm on Moffats Lane, Brookmans Park, and whether the nursery rhyme was written by her father.

Yesterday, the artist Scott Gustafson and his wife, Pat, gave the site permission to publish Scott's wonderful painting of Little Miss Muffet. It appears at the foot (not the top) of the piece. Scroll to the bottom of the feature to see Scott's work. The feature was written by Australian journalist, Eric Shackles.

Was Little Miss Muffet a local girl?
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