Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school one day;
That was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about
Till Mary did appear.
"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cry;
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,"
The teacher did reply.
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is a nursery rhyme of 19th century American origin.
The nursery rhyme was first published as a poem by Sarah Hale on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident.
As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued. Mary recalled:
"Visiting school that morning was a young man by the name of John Roulstone, a nephew of the Reverend Lemuel Capen, who was then settled in Sterling. It was the custom then for students to prepare for college with ministers, and for this purpose Mr. Roulstone was studying with his uncle. The young man was very much pleased with the incident of the lamb; and the next day he rode across the fields on horseback to the little old schoolhouse and handed me a slip of paper which had written upon it the three original stanzas of the poem..."
There are two competing theories on the origin of this poem. One holds that Roulstone wrote the first four lines and that the final twelve lines, more moralistic and much less childlike than the first, were composed by Sarah Hale; the other is that Hale was responsible for the entire poem.
Mary Sawyer's house can still be visited in Sterling, Massachusetts. A statue representing Mary's Little Lamb stands in the town center. The schoolhouse was purchased by Henry Ford and relocated to Sudbury, Massachusetts. It now sits on the grounds of Longfellow's Wayside Inn.
(source : Wikipedia)
Pour l'anniversaire d'IsaE, j'ai brodé cette carte promotionnelle de Prairie Schooler et l'ai montée en petite pochette toute simple. Sur la photo on ne voit pas le tissu intérieur mais je l'adore ... et j'ai d'autres projets pour lui .... lorsque j'aurai le temps !
For IsaE's birthday, I have stitched a promotional card from Prairie Schooler, the famous "Mary had a little lamb". The picture does not show the inside lining fabric, it is a kind of blue-green-grey that I like a lot, and I have some plans to use it .... when I have some time :-)
Chart : Mary had a little lamb - Designer : Pamela Brunke for Prairie Schooler
Fabric : Zweigart 28 ct Quaker Cloth "Light mocha" - Threads : DMC
Cette comptine du dix-neuvième siècle, d'origine américaine, raconte l'histoire de la petite Mary, qui un jour amène son petit mouton à l'école, causant une grande émotion parmi les élèves. Ici brodé sur de la Quaker cloth Light moka en un fil de trame, ce petit dessin naïf fut très agréable à réaliser.
J'ai également offert à Isa deux coupons de tissu dans les tons de bleu, j'espère qu'elle en aura bon usage !
I also offered to Isa two fat quarters in blue shades, I'm sure she will find great projects to use them ;-)