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Identifier: heartofoakbooks03nort (find matches)
Title: The heart of oak books
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
Subjects: Nursery rhymes Fairy tales
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : D.C. Heath & Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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nard, W. C.Stanfield, Ernest Fosbery, and from photographs. 318 pages.50 cents. Masterpieces of Literature. With illustrations after Horace Vernet,A. Symington, J. Wells, Mrs. E. B. Thompson, and from photo-graphs. 376 pages. 55 cents. Masterpieces of Literature. With illustrations after J. M. W. Tur-ner, E. Dayes, Sir George Beaumont, and from photographs. 382pages. 60 cents. D. C. HEATH fcf CO., PUBLISHERS BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO LONDOH
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Frontispiece STORY-TELLING TIME. THE HEART OF OAK BOOKS EDITED BY CHARLES ELIOT NORTON FAIRY TALES, NARRATIVES, AND POEMS REVISED EDITIONILLUSTRATED I I I * i J * 1 » > > • * , > J » > • BOSTON, U.S.A. D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS1910 THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRART 5~2.cn ASTOR, LENOX ANBTlt-DEN FOUNDATION*. COPYRIGHT, 1895, 1903,BY CHARLES ELIOT NORTON C.SOS.S n INTRODUCTION. A TASTE for good reading is an acquisition the worth ofwhich is hardly to be overestimated; and yet a majority ofchildren, even of those favored by circumstance, grow upwithout it. This defect is due partly to the fault or ignoranceof parents and teachers; partly, also, to the want, in manycases, of the proper means of cultivation. For this taste, likemost others, is usually not so much a gift of nature as aproduct of cultivation. A wide difference exists, indeed, inchildren in respect to their natural inclination for reading,but there areheartofoakbooks03nort

Edward Dayes was born in London in 1763 and studied under the artist William Pars. He began his career as a landscape painter, specialising in watercolours, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1784 to 1804. He was known for his picturesque views of rural England, often depicting ruins, castles and churches in idyllic settings. Dayes was also an accomplished draughtsman, and his drawings were used to illustrate several books, including 'Picturesque Views of the River Thames' (1792) and 'Picturesque Views in Sussex' (1800). He was a member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours and was appointed draughtsman to the Prince of Wales in 1793. Dayes died in London in 1804 at the age of 41, leaving a legacy of beautiful watercolour landscapes that capture the essence of rural England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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