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Rackham's Fairies, Elves & Goblins
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By Jeff A. Menges
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FRONTISPIECE By dimpled Brook, and Fountain brim, / The Wood-Nymphs, deckt with Daisies trim, / Their merry wakes and pastimes keep From COMUS, 1921.
DEDICATION PAGE, from COMUS, 1921.
RIP VAN WINKLE by Washington Irving
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905]
1. "These fairy mountains" (left)
2. "These fairy mountains" (right)
3. "A curtain-lecture is worth all the sermons in the world for teaching the virtues of patience and long-suffering."
4. "There was one who seemed to be the commander."
5. "They quaffed their liquor in profound silence."
6. "The sleep of Rip Van Winkle."
7. "The Kaatskill mountains had always been haunted by strange beings."
8. "The Kaatsberg or Catskill mountains have always been a region of fable."
9. "The Indians considered them the abode of spirits."
10. "They were ruled by an old squaw who hung up the new moons in the skies and cut up the old ones into stars."
11. "If displeased, she would brew up clouds as black as ink, sitting in the midst of them like a bottle-bellied spider in the midst of its web: and when these clouds broke, woe betide the valleys!"
PUCK OF POOK'S HILL by Rudyard Kipling
[Doubleday, Page & Co., 1906]
12 In the very spot where Dan had stood as Puck they saw a small, brown, broad- shouldered, pointy-eared person with a snub nose, slanting blue eyes, and a grin that ran right across his freckled face.
13 "Go!" she says, "Go with my Leave an' Goodwill."
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1907]
14 The Pool of Tears
15 Why, Mary Ann, what are you doing here?
THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS: OR MIRTH AND MARVELS by Thomas Ingoldsby
[J. M. Dent & Co., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1907]
16 If Orpheus first produced the Waltz
17 They's such very odd heads and such very odd tales
A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908]
18 ... the moon, like to a silver bow New-bent in heaven
19 And now they never meet in grove or green, By fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen But they do square
20 Fairies, away! We shall chide downright, if I longer stay
A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare (continued)
21 Come, now a roundel
22 Some war with rere-mice for their leathern wings
23 To make my small elves coats
24 One aloof stand sentinel
25 I will sing, that they shall hear I am not afraid
26 Enter Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed
27 ... and her fairy sent To bear him to my bower in fairy land
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Charles and Mary Lamb
[J. M. Dent & Co., London; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1907]
28 When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel would come silly and pinch him
29 Where is Pease-Blossom?
UNDINE by Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909]
30 He held up the gold piece, crying at each leap of his, "False gold! false coin! false coin!"
31 He could see Undine beneath the crystal vault
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS by J. M. Barrie
[Hodder & Stoughton, London; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1912]
32 Old Mr. Salford was a crab-apple of an old gentleman who wandered all day in the gardens.
33 When he heard Peter's voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip.
34 These tricky fairies sometimes change the board on a ball night.
35 When her Majesty wants to know the time.
36 Peter Pan is the fairies' orchestra.
37 A chrysanthemum heard her, and said pointedly, "Hoity-toity, what is this?"
38 Fairies never say, "We feel happy"; what they say is, "We feel dancey."
39 Building the house for Maimie.
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1912]
40 The fir-tree and the Bramble
41 The Travellers and the Plane-tree
42 The trees and the axe
ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; The Century Co., New York, 1913]
44 Seekers for Treasure
45 The Little People's Market
46 Wee Folk
48 The Dragon of the Hesperides
49 Puss in Boots
50 The Green Dragon
51 The Sea Serpent
52 The Wizard
53 Elfin Revellers
54 Jack Frost
55 Mother Goose
56 Shades of Evening
57 The Leviathan
MOTHER GOOSE: THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London and New York, 1913]
58 "Hey! Diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle!"
59 "The Man in the Wilderness"
ENGLISH FAIRY TALES by Flora Annie Steele
[Macmillan Company, London and New York, 1918]
60 The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the duke's daughter into a white hind.
61 And that is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar.
62 "Well!" she chuckled, "I am in luck!"
SOME BRITISH BALLADS by Francis James Child (et al)
[Constable & Co., 1918]
63 O waken, waken, Burd Isbel
64 The Twa Corbies
65 May Colvin
66 Earl Mar's Daughter
COMUS by John Milton
[William Heinemann, Ltd., London; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1921]
67 And they, so perfect in their misery, Not once perceive their foul disfigurement, But boast themselves more comely than before.
68 They come in making a riotous and unruly noise.
69 Calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire.
70 Blew meager Hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magick chains at curfeu time
71 No goblin, or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtfull power o're true virginity.
72 The wonted roar was up amidst the Woods, And fill'd the Air with barbarous dissonance
73 The Water Nymphs, that in the bottom plaid, Held up their pearled wrists and took her in.
74 By all the Nymphs that nightly dance Upon thy streams with wily glance
75 Iris there, with humid bow.
A WONDER BOOK by Nathaniel Hawthorne
[Hodder & Stoughton, London; George H. Doran Co., 1922]
76 Both Nightmare and Shakejoint put out their hands groping eagerly to snatch the eye out of the hand of Scarecrow
78 The Old Man of the Sea
79 They needed but little change, for they were already a scaly set of rascals.
80 "I am old Philemon!" murmured the oak. "I am old Baucis!" murmured the linden-tree.
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