When Her Dream Is Over!

Illustration:  From the story "BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY."  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

“Your daughter will prick her hand with the spindle and fall to the floor, but instead of dying she will sink into a deep sleep which will last a hundred years. From that sleep, when her dream is over, a king’s son shall waken her.”

From the story “BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

11 thoughts on “When Her Dream Is Over!

  1. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown and then, sleeps for a 100 years…..talk about hat hair! Crowning glory? Ok, enough with the jokes 😀 Wow! The rendering of the tassels, tendrils of her hair, lace, gathers, embroidery and fur are simple yet so stunning.

    1. Economical – the whole is much more than the lines and colors! She would be a wreck sleeping that long – covered with dust, her bedding disintegrating, . . .

      Elephant

  2. Ah, blissful sleep! What I wouldn’t give for a good 12 hours out of that 100 years. I would even be willing to prick my finger and forgo the Prince. Wouldn’t make much of a fairy tale though.

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