Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:57:34 EST From: AAllan 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_ [1882], 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."