Ruuger (ruuger) wrote in little_details,
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The origin of "An apple a day"

Does anyone happen to know how far the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" dates? Would someone in Victorian England know it?

I've been able to track down the saying to a nursery rhyme, but I haven't been able to find out how old the rhyme itself is (I've had one source claim it's from 1904, and another that's it's from the 17th century O.o).

Thank you in advance :)
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