Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. Mrs. Sarah J. HaleMarys Little Lamb. First pub. in her Poems for our Children, 1830. Claimed for John Roulston by Mary Sawyer Tyler. Disproved by Mrs. Hales son, in Letter to Boston Transcript, April 10, 1889. Mrs. Hale definitely asserted her claim to authorship before her death.