Fancies Free. E.L. Shute. Frederick Warne & Co., London, New York, 1891.
What does the dove say in at her ear?
I cannot tell you, my child, my dear
If t’was a message brought down from the sky
Maybe we’ll know it one day you and I.
Benjamin Franklin: Printer’s Boy, Statesman, Philosopher, and Patriot. John S. C. Abbott. Ward, Lock & Co., London, New York, and Melbourne, 1882.
"…There was something in his imperturbable good nature which it is difficult to explain. No scenes of woe seemed to depress his cheerful spirits. No atrocities of oppression could excite his indignation. He could thrust his keen dagger points into the vitals of his antagonist, with a smile upon his face and jokes upon his lips which would convulse both friend and foe with laughter…"
Freaks on the Fells, or, Three Months’ Rustication and, Why I Did Not Become a Sailor. R.M. Ballantyne. J. C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, 1885.
"I have written off to secure a residence in the Highlands of Scotland for our summer quarters this season."
The Princess. Alfred Lord Tennyson. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1911.
"Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.”
— Tenyson, from The Princess: Tears, Idle Tears
The Children of the Week. Being the honest and only authentic account of certain stories, as related by the Red Indian to Alexander Selkirk, Jr. William Theodore Peters. Illustrated by DeWitt Clinton Peters. George Routledge and Sons, London, Glasgow, New York, 1889.
"I’ll tell you a story
About Jack A Nory,
And now my story’s begun.”
The Rebellion of Lil Carrington. L. T. Meade. Illustrations by Hal Ludlow. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1902 (reprint).
"How hateful she is!" said Lil. "If there is anyone in this wide world I cordially detest it is my respected aunt, and next to her comes my dear cousin Janet. Oh, as to Uncle Hammond, he is all right, of course; he will allow us to have pretty much our own way in the future. I mean to twist him around my little finger—I have always done so."
The Witches’ Dream Book and Fortune Teller
New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1885.
Mysterious City of Oo. Adventures in Orbello Land. Charles Lotin Hildreth. New York: Belford Company, Publishers, (1889). Illustrated. First edition.
Boys’ lost race novel. Unknown white race with culture resembling that of ancient Greece discovered in the interior of Australia. “Ben,” said Rollin, with a suddenness that caused the sailor to start, “What is Oo?”
Dream Life. Donald Grant Mitchell. Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia, 1899.
Dedicated to Washington Irving who said, “Though I have a great disinclination in general to be the object of literary oblations and compliments… I have enjoyed your writings with such peculiar relish and have been so drawn toward the author by the qualities of head and heart evinced in them, that I confess I feel gratified by the dedication.”