E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(1) Mother Bunch whose fairy tales are notorious. These tales are in Pasquils Jests, with the Merriments of Mother Bunch. (1653.)
(2) The other Mother Bunch is called Mother Bunchs Closet newly Broke Open, containing rare secrets of art and nature, tried and experienced by learned philosophers, and recommended to all ingenious young men and maids, teaching them how to get good wives and husbands. (1760.)