The Butterflie's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

The Butterflie's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

by Ballantyne
     
 
"Said to have been written by William Roscoe, Esq. M.P. for Liverpool, for the Use of his Children; and set to Music by the Order of their Majesties, for the Princess Mary" p. 1052. The Butterfly's Ball became a popular chapbook. William Roscoe's quatrains may owe something to Spenser's Muiopotmos and Drayton's fairy poetry; they were certainly popular with nineteenth

Overview

"Said to have been written by William Roscoe, Esq. M.P. for Liverpool, for the Use of his Children; and set to Music by the Order of their Majesties, for the Princess Mary" p. 1052. The Butterfly's Ball became a popular chapbook. William Roscoe's quatrains may owe something to Spenser's Muiopotmos and Drayton's fairy poetry; they were certainly popular with nineteenth-century readers"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016219196
Publisher:
GBM
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

William Roscoe, philanthropist and biographer of Lorenzo de Medici, came from a humble family and was largely self-educated. He studied with Mrs. Barbauld, sold vegetables, taught school, and worked as a bookseller's apprentice before being articled to an attorney in 1769. He was admitted to the King's Bench in 1774 and practiced until 1796 when he retired to pursue botany and literary studies. Roscoe joined a banking concern (1805), was M.P. for Liverpool (1806-07) and first president of the Liverpool Royal Institution (1817). Following a bankruptcy in 1816, his library of Italian literature was auctioned, fetching the vast sum of £5150.

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