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Thread #4074   Message #3561190
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
25-Sep-13 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
Subject: RE: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
In "I'm Waiting for Thee," van Namee/Maud Irving has the lines "And blue-eyed forget-me-nots Are blossoming there;"

Would "and the blue-eyed forget-me-not..." work?

Unfortunately, the MS copy has no attribution to published source.

In the volume by Van Namee, he clearly gives "Maud Irving" as a synonym for his name in the poem, "I'm Waiting for Thee," so "Mand" seems unrelated.

In the brief article "Maud (given name)" in Wiki, "Maud" is the correct spelling for several female members of the nobility and actresses, so that spelling seems to be an alternate.
Their article on "Maude" lists actresses and others with that first name; also Maude as an English last name.