The Girl's Own Book

A History of Goody Two Shoes’ Birth-Day

A History of Goody Two Shoes’  Birth-Day, in Verse. London: J. Aldis, Printed for the proprietor, and sold by the booksellers and toymen, 1809

In 1809 the publisher J. Aldis of London printed a little picture book that invited many famous literary characters to a May Day birthday party. The birthday girl was Goody Two Shoes, who first appeared in 1765, a virtuous, hardworking girl who rose from poverty to comfortable respectability. In this, later, work she took advantage of her wealth to give a ball. Read more about this book on our blog.

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