Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For the Birthday, My Part Was Quite Easy, But It Was Hard for the Monkey to Hold the Hoops Still (1877)

Emily Huntington Miller, Captain Fritz: His Friends and Adventures (New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1877), 86.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nelly Is a Little Shy Too, but That Will Soon Wear off When They Have Had a Game of Hunt the Slipper, Which Lizzie Is Going to Propose (1882)

Lisbeth Gooch Séguin, “The Two Birthdays,” The Children’s Pastime: Pictures and Stories for the Little Ones (London: Wells Gardner, Darton, and Company, 1882), 61.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

We All Rode There on Donkeys, Which Was Great Fun, as You Might Imagine (1882)

Lisbeth Gooch Séguin, “The Two Birthdays,” The Children’s Pastime: Pictures and Stories for the Little Ones (London: Wells Gardner, Darton, and Company, 1882), 291.

Monday, March 23, 2015

An Illuminated Card, Framed and Glazed: She Suffereth Long, and Is Kind (1870)

Agnes Giberne, Charity’s Birthday Text (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1870), frontispiece.)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

You Will Find the Rest in Books, Any Books, All Books, and Some Day You Will Know How Difficult It Is to Find a Book with Nothing about a Dinner in It (1873)

Edwin John Ellis, Doda’s Birthday: The Faithful Record of All That Befel a Little Girl on a Long Eventful Day (London: Marcus Ward and Company, 1873), 158.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alas for Poor Bertie! He Was to Meet with Disappointment on That Very Day (1869)

Sophia Tandy, Bertie’s Birthday Present, or Patience Rewarded (London: Religious Tract Society, 1869), frontispiece.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Go Back to Bed and You Will Be a Little Man Said Grandma (1897)

Loomis J. Campbell, The New Franklin Primer and First Reader (New York: American Book Company, 1897), 94.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fixed in the Clear Blue Ether, It There Takes Its Course round the Sun (1822)

Mary Martha Sherwood, Mrs. Sherwood’s Primer; or First Book for Children (Wellington: F. Houlston and Son, 1822), 39.   

Friday, March 13, 2015

Let Us Go Brother, to the Church-Yard, and Lie down on the Daisies among the Little Green Mounds (1842)

H.F. Wink, ed., The Children’s Magazine of General Knowledge and Instruction: A Reward Book for Sabbath Schools, Day Schools, and Families V (1842): 33

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

When Lighthouses, on Rocks and Headlands, Showed Solitary and Watchful; And Benighted Sea-Birds Breasted on against Their Ponderous Lanterns and Fell Dead (1891)

Charles Dickens, The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain: A Fancy for Christmas-Time, Illustration by C. Stanfield, R.A. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1891), 14.

Monday, March 9, 2015

You Do Not Know the Advantage to Being English Children (1842)

H.F. Wink, ed., The Children’s Magazine of General Knowledge and Instruction: A Reward Book for Sabbath Schools, Day Schools, and Families V (1842): 293.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Whilst You Were Sleeping, Little Dear-My-Soul, Strange Things Have Happened (1898)

Eugene Field, “The Mouse and the Moonbeam,” The Children’s Fourth Reader, Ellen M. Cyr, ed. (Boston: Ginn and Co., 1898), 70.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mrs. Lookina Left Him, Taking the Candle, and Locked the Door (1892)

Felix Volkhovsky, "A China Cup and Other Stories for Children,"  Illustrated by Malischiff (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892), 91.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Things Hitherto Familiar and Friendly Now Became Full of Terror; and the Comfort of Her Life Was Gone (1888)

Amy Walton, “The Truslow Ghost,” A Pair of Clogs and Other Stories for Children (London: Blackie and Son, 1888), 124.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Eliza, Do You Know What Matter Is? (1842)

H.F. Wink, ed., The Children’s Magazine of General Knowledge and Instruction: A Reward Book for Sabbath Schools, Day Schools, and Families V (1842): 161.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015