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Pope Benedict holds mass at Lourdes

LOURDES, France, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI, holding an open-air mass Sunday in Lourdes, France, said there is love in the world that is stronger than evil.

Arson suspects' arraignments postponed

WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Arraignments for two Massachusetts men accused of burning the famous Mary Had a Little Lamb House in Sterling were postponed Tuesday, it was reported.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2005 with 32 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2005 with 68 to follow.
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Danish princess names ship for self

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 8 (UPI) -- Danish Crown Princes Mary had a bit of trouble naming a new ship after herself at a Copenhagen ceremony -- the champagne bottle didn't break.
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"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is an English language nursery rhyme of nineteenth-century American origin. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7622.

The nursery rhyme was first published (as opposed to written) by the Boston publishing firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon, as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident.

As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued. Mary recalled::"Visiting school that morning was a young man by the name of John Roulstone, a nephew of the Reverend Lemuel Capen, who was then settled in Sterling. It was the custom then for students to prepare for college with ministers, and for this purpose Mr. Roulstone was studying with his uncle. The young man was very much pleased with the incident of the lamb; and the next day he rode across the fields on horseback to the little old schoolhouse and handed me a slip of paper which had written upon it the three original stanzas of the poem..."

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