James Vick Seedsman, Compliments of the Season (1891), Rochester, NY, United States.
The popolar nursery rhyme/song, Mary Had A Little Lamb was published in 1830, but not originally written in that year.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.
The first verse is the one most familiar to us, but the last verse asks the intriguing question,
"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
The rhyme's origins are a bit murky and conflicting, but it seems generally accepted that the original poem was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who was also behind the creation of The Thanksgiving Day holiday (thanks, Sarah!) and that Mary and her lamb were not just the fictitious characters of rhyme, but based on an incident in the life of Mary Sawyer, of Sterling Massachusetts.
And so the teacher turned it out, turned it out, turned it out, And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near, And waited patiently about, patiently about, patiently about, And waited patiently about till Mary did appear.