Ah, Winsome Little April!

Illustration:  April.  Mother’s Yellow Fairy Tale Book.  Arranged by Laura Dent Crane.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

APRIL

Ah, winsome little April!

Who can resist your wiles?

Your darling face now wet with tears,

Now wreathed with sunny smiles.

 

Above the dull clouds round you

Old Sol looks down in glee,

While yet the pelting rain doth pour

Upon you steadily.

 

Have patience, little April,

He knows what he’s about;

The raindrops soon will disappear

And he’ll come shining out.

 

And you and he together

Will work to clear the way,

On which are brought spring’s blossoms

By your sweet sister May.

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Mother’s Yellow Fairy Tale Book.

Arranged by Laura Dent Crane.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

4 thoughts on “Ah, Winsome Little April!

  1. I love the stippling and the line techniques used in this picture. Also like the little girl’s eyes, poor little suffering thing, and the way she is perched on the branch.

  2. There seem to he a lot of tears being shed in today’s pictures! This one is particularly good.
    It also strikes me that there was a lot more work and skill going into these pictures than many of those produced today.

    1. April showers! Yes, these old illustrations have quality – but they are from some masters of illustration.
      Glad you April fooled me – I really would miss you!
      Elephant

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