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From Instruction to Delight An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850

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ISBN-10: 0195418891

ISBN-13: 9780195418897

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Patricia Demers

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Children's literature as we know it did not exist before the mid-eighteenth century; yet from medieval times on, a wealth of poetry and prose was read by and to children. In this anthology Patricia Demers illustrates the development of that literature, from its earnest beginnings to the dawn of its Golden Age, introducing the selections and placing them in historical context. From early colloquies and hornbooks to charming miniature libraries, the selections--many of which areaccompanied by their original illustrations--provide a window through which to trace the developing concept of childhood in itself and the cultural value of the child.The academic study of children's literature has…    
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List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Patricia Demers is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Alberta.

List of Illustrations
Early Lessons at Home and School
From The Colloquy (c. 1000)
From On the Properties of Things (c. 1200)
The ABC of Aristotle (c. 1430)
from The Schoole of Vertue and Booke of Good Nurture (1557)
From The Boke of Nurture, or Schoole of Good Manners (1577)
From A Jewell House of Art and Nature (1594)
The Hornbook
The Battledore
Domestic Writing: Juvenilia
'A new yeres gift' (1581)
'George Bercklay to his grandfather' (1610) and 'George to Mrs Cave his mothers wayting woman' (c. 1613)
Letter to her Father: Mary Downing to Emmanuel Downing (1635)
Mothers' Advice and Grief
From Miscelanea, Meditations, Memoratives (1604)
From The Mothers Blessing (1616)
From The Mothers Legacie to her Unborne Childe (1624)
From A Ladies Legacie to her Daughters (1645)
'On the death of my first and dearest childe' (1655)
'On the Death of my dear Daughter' (1703)
Writing of Clergymen and Schoolmasters
From This Historie of Four-Footed Beastes (1607)
From Orbis Sensualium Pictus (1659)
Puritan 'Hell-Fire': Warnings and Warmth
From Milk for Babes (1646)
'Upon my Son Samuel' (1657) and 'In reference to her Children' (1659)
From A Token for Children (1672)
From War with the Devil (1673)
From The New England Primer (1683-1830)
From A Book for Boys and Girls (1686)
Lyrical Instruction: Isaac Watts and his Contemporaries
From Divine Songs (1715) and Moral Songs (1740)
From Fables (1727)
From Poems on Several Occasions (1734)
Chapbooks and Penny Histories
An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1744)
The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood
From The Life and Death of Tom Thumb
From The Pleasant History of Thomas Hickathrift
The Trial of an Ox, for Killing a Man
From The Riddle Book
Boreman, Cooper, and Newbery: 'Instructions with Delight'
From The Gigantick History (1741)
From A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744)
From Nurse Truelove's New Year's Gift (1755)
From The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765)
Rational Moralists
From The Governess (1749)
From The Adventures of a Pincushion (c. 1780)
From Poems an Various Subjects (1783)
From Her Journal Book (1783)
From The History of Sandford and Merton (1783)
From Cobwebs to Catch Flies (c. 1783)
From Original Stories (1788)
From Mental Improvement (1794)
From The Village School (c. 1795)
'The Purple Jar' from Early Lessons (1801)
From The Young Emigrants (1826)
From The Affectionate Parent's Gift (1828)
From Mary's Grammar (1835)
From Rollo at School (1839)
'Janetta and her Jujubes' from Farewell Tales (1840)
From Make the Best of It (1843)
Sunday School Moralists
From Early Piety (1777)
From Hymns in Prose for Children (1781) and Lessons for Children: Part IV (1788)
From Fabulous Histories (1786) and The Charity School Spelling Book (c. 1798)
From Divine Hymns (1790) and Instructions for Children (1794)
Black Giles, the Poacher: Part II (1796)
From The History of the Fairchild Family (1818)
From The Peep of Day (1833)
From Flowers That Never Fade (1838)
From Dutch Tiles (1842)
Harbingers of the Golden Age
From Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1772) and 'My Cat Jeoffry' from Jubilate Agno
From Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794)
From The Infant's Library (c. 1800)
From Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804-5) and Rhymes for the Nursery (1806)
From The Daisy (1807)
The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1807)
The Peacock 'At Home' (1807)
From Poems (1808)
From Poetry for Children (1809)
From Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (1813)
'A Visit from Saint Nicholas' (1823)
From Poems for Our Children (1830)
The Story of the Three Bears (1831)
From Sketches of Natural History (1834)
From Holiday House: A Series of Tales (1839)
From New Nursery Songs for All Good Children (1843)
From The Book of Nonsense (1846)
From The English Struwwelpeter (1848)
The Sad Tale of Mrs Mole and Mrs Mouse (c. 1849)