Mayday Ball!

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The Mayday Dance.

The Fairies dance with song and shout,

And some trip in and some trip out

Around a Dandelion tall

Whene’er they hold their Mayday ball.

Swinging, swinging, see them bend,

Hear their voices sweetly blend

With the silvery fairy strains

While they weave their Daisy chains.

Illustration:  May Pole.  A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. Ross.  Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. Ross.

Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

8 thoughts on “Mayday Ball!

    1. The colors on these images from “A Year With the Fairies” don’t come out very well in digital form (over the internet or otherwise). If I fool with them too much they just look very garish (I think), yet the book is really lovely! It is very frustrating that I can’t just freshen the pictures up (take out the discoloration, spots, etc. left by time and use) without them looking “too bright” – I struggle, but I’m not as happy with them as I would like to be!
      Elephant

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