In the February 9th entry of his entertaining book, An Almanac of Worlds at Play (Clarkson N. Potter, 1975), Willard Espy described his bafflement when his daughter brought home a slim book of French poetry, Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames. At least it looked French, but he could make neither head nor tail of the verses inside. Only when he tried reading them aloud did he realize that there was a familiar ring to them: Mother Goose Rhymes!
Word Ways: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol10/iss1/5