Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:57:34 EST
From: AAllan AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: There Was a Little Girl
From _Familiar Quotations_ by John Bartlett, 13th ed. 1955:
"Blanche Roosevelt Tucker, in _The Home Life of Henry W. Longfellow_ ,
states that these lines were written by the poet for his children on a day
when Edith did not want to have her hair curled."