Nonsense and Common Sense: A Child's Book of Victorian Verse

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NONSENSE & COMMON SENSE

A Child's Book of Victorian Verse

The old-fashioned pleasure of read-aloud verse returns in this collection of over 100 poems gathered from the golden age of children's poetry.

Here are Robert Louis Stevenson's classic celebrations of childhood, the doggerel of Edward Lear, the delightful lessons of Mary Mapes Dodge, the mirthful nonsense of Lewis Carroll and Emily Dickinson's ...

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NONSENSE & COMMON SENSE

A Child's Book of Victorian Verse

The old-fashioned pleasure of read-aloud verse returns in this collection of over 100 poems gathered from the golden age of children's poetry.

Here are Robert Louis Stevenson's classic celebrations of childhood, the doggerel of Edward Lear, the delightful lessons of Mary Mapes Dodge, the mirthful nonsense of Lewis Carroll and Emily Dickinson's rhymes about nature. There are poems to entertain, to gently instruct; poems on manners and on the virtues of home, family, country; lyrical poems on the changing seasons, and silly poems about nothing at all.

Exuberantly illustrated with full-color artwork from children's books, die cuts, and other rare images of Victoriana, NONSENSE & COMMON SENSE is a whimsical book to be shared by adults and children.

Over 100 poems from the Victorian era on the virtues of home and family, the seasons, proper behavior, animal friends, patriotism, and silliness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563053139
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Grossman is the owner/curator of the John Grossman Collection of Antique Images, with more than 50,000 pieces, and president of The Gifted Lineā„¢, a nationally known gift paper company. He is co-author of Nonsense & Common Sense, A Victorian Scrapbook, Forget-Me-Nots, Joy to the World, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Victorian Caroling Kit.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

SWEET INNOCENCE

The Childhood Years

SEEIN' THINGS

Sprites & Goblins

MIND YOUR P'S & Q'S

Rules for Growing Up

INSIDE OUT/UPSIDE DOWN

Purple Cows & Other Absurdities

BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE

The World of Nature

NOTES ON THE EPHEMERA

INDEX OF TITLES

INDEX OF FIRST LINES

INDEX OF AUTHORS

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