In The Miz.
Written by Grace E. Ward.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, & Co.: Boston. 1904.
Images worth remembering!
“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.
WIDE awake! wide awake!
Baby’s so wide awake,
What can I bring that will lull her to rest?
Poppies from Flowerland,
Raindrops from Showerland,
Silent slow shadows that creep up the west.
Laughings and cooings – oh, what roguish doings!
Why, this is sleepy-time, Baby, you know.
What can I bring to her,
What can I sing to her,
So that my baby to Dreamland may go?
Lullaby, lullaby, sing a song dull, oh, bye,
Bye, little Baby, now shut up your eyes!
Moon shadowed now’s the land,
Dreams come from Drowsyland,
Droop, dreamy eyelids, and lie sleepy wise.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.
The Viking’s Wife Finds the Frog.
. . . When she awoke, a little before sunrise, what was her grief to find the child gone! Dressing in haste, and lighting a pine torch, she found the place of the child had been taken by a great ugly frog!
Filled with fear, she seized a stick to kill the frog; but it looked at her with such sad, gentle eyes that she could not bring herself to do it.
Moving to a closed shutter, she opened it to let in the light of day. Just at that moment the sun rose. Its beams fell on the frog, and lo! the wide mouth became smaller, the limbs grew rounder, and instead of the frog there lay her dear little baby once more!
‘What is this?’ cried the lady. ‘Have I been dreaming?’
Lifting up the child, she pressed it to her heart; but the little one fought and bit like a wild cat.
Before many days had passed, it was plain to the lady that the child was under a spell. During the day it was as lovely as a little fairy, but had a fearful temper; during the night it was a frog, with sad and gentle eyes.
From the Story: The Marsh King’s Daughter.
Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
By William Woodburn.
Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.
W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.
Morning-Glory’s Easter Bonnet
Miss Glory, discarding last year’s creation,
For Easter must have a pale pink innovation;
The dream of last year is faded and small,
And blue’s the wrong color – it’s not chic at all.
“An American Beauty,” says Posy, “is style,
To wear my old bonnet is hardly worth while,
Since Paris proclaims that a Madame Cochet
Is entirely too small and absurdly passé.”
A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.
Written by Anna M. Scott.
Illustrations by M. T. Ross.
Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.