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Archival Anecdotes: Sugar and spice, and all things nice

Perhaps some of you remember the nursery rhyme, "What Are Little Boys Made Of?"

What are little boys made of?

Snips & snails & puppy dogs tails

And such are little boys made of.

What are little girls made of?

Sugar and spice

And everything nice

That's what little girls are made of.

The rhyme dates back to 19th century England and is attributed to poet Robert Southey. Yet 150 years lat...

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