From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850 by Patricia DemersFrom Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850 by Patricia Demers

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

EditorPatricia Demers

Paperback | March 4, 2015

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This rich survey of children's literature from the middle ages to the mid-nineteenth century features a remarkable variety of literary forms, including fairy tales, fables, letters, and poems. Drawing on an ever-growing body of scholarship, this anthology places each selection in the contextof its era and helps students develop an appreciation of early children's literature.
Patricia Demers, Professor of English at the University of Alberta, has written extensively about children's literature. Her publications include Garland from the Golden Age, Women's Writing in English: Early Modern England, and an edition of Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife. She has published articles in Mosaic, English Studi...
Title:From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.83 inPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgementsPart One: Early Lessons at Home and SchoolAELFRICFrom The Colloquy (c. 1000)BARTHOLOMEW THE ENGLISHMANFrom On the Properties of Things (c. 1200)ANONYMOUSThe ABC of Aristotle (c. 1430)FRANCIS SEAGERFrom The Schoole of Vertue and Booke of Good Nurture (1557)HUGH RHODESFrom The Boke of Nurture, or Schoole of Good Manners (1577)HUGH PLATFrom A Jewell House of Art and Nature (1594)The HornbookThe BattledoreDomestic Writing: Juvenilia and Mothers' AdviceWILLIAM PAGET'A new yeres gift' (1581)GEORGE BERKELEY'George Bercklay to his grandfather' (1610) and 'George to Mrs Cave his mothers wayting woman' (c. 1613)MARY DOWNINGA Letter to her Father: Mary Downing to Emmanuel Downing (1635)ELIZABETH GRYMESTONFrom Miscelanea, Meditations, Memoratives (1604)ELIZABETH JOSCELINFrom The Mothers Legacie to her Unborne Childe (1624)Writing of Clergymen and SchoolmastersEDWARD TOPSELLFrom The Historie of Four-Footed Beastes (1607)JOHAN AMOS COMENIUSFrom Orbis Sensualium Pictus (1659)Part Two: Puritan 'Hell-Fire': Warnings and WarmthJOHN COTTONFrom Milk for Babes (1646)ANNE BRADSTREET'Upon my Son Samuel' (1657) and 'In reference to her Children' (1659)JAMES JANEWAYFrom A Token for Children (1672)BENJAMIN KEACHFrom War with the Devil (1673)From The New England Primer (1683-1830)JOHN BUNYANFrom A Book for Boys and Girls (1686)Part Three: Lyrical Instruction: Christian Songs and Secular FablesHoly Commotions in the SoulISAAC WATTSFrom Divine Songs (1715) and Moral Songs (1740)Witty Instructions in the WorldROGER L'ESTRANGE NEW'A Lyon and a Mouse,' From Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists, with Morals and Reflexions (1692, 1694, 1720)SAMUEL CROXALL'The Shepherd's Boy,' NEW 'The Fox and the Goat,' From The Fables of Aesop and Others (1722)JOHN GAYFrom Fables (1727)MARY BARBERFrom Poems on Several Occasions (1734)Part Four: Mother Goose and ChapbooksFairy Tales in EnglishCHARLES PERRAULT NEW'Cinderilla' and 'The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,' From Histories or Tales of Past Times with Morals, translated by Robert Samber (1729)Ballads and FolkloreAn Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1744)The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood (1595)From The Life and Death of Tom Thumb (c.1703)The Friar and Boy; or EW The Young Piper's Pleasant Pastime (1760)From The Riddle Book; or, Fireside Amusements (late eighteenth century)Part Five: Boreman, Cooper, and Newbery: 'Instruction with Delight'THOMAS BOREMANFrom The Gigantick History (1741)JOHN NEWBERYFrom A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744)From Nurse Truelove's New Year's Gift (1755)From The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765)Part Six: Rational MoralistsTutors' Lessons by Example: Dramatic, Useful KnowledgeSARAH FIELDINGFrom The Governess (1749)DANIEL FENNING NEW'A Set of Alphabetical Copies,' From The Universal Spelling-Book (1755)MARY ANN KILNERFrom The Adventures of a Pincushion (c. 1780)JANE CAVEFrom Poems on Various Subjects (1783)ANNE 'NANCY' SHIPPEN LIVINGSTONFrom Nancy Shippen: Her Journal Book (1783)THOMAS DAYFrom The History of Sandford and Merton (1783)LADY ELLENOR FENNFrom Cobwebs to Catch Flies (c. 1783)DOROTHY KILNER NEW'A Conversation between Master Tommy and Miss Jenny on Reading,' From Poems on Various Subjects for the Amusement of Youth (1785)MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTFrom Original Stories from Real Life (1788)PRISCILLA WAKEFIELDFrom Mental Improvement (1794)MARIA EDGEWORTH'The Purple Jar,' From Early Lessons (1801)The Perennial FableLADY ELLENOR FENN NEW'The Fox and the Crow,' From Fables in Monosyllables by Mrs Teachwell (1783)ROBERT DODSLEY'The Tortoise and the Two Ducks,' From Dodsley in Miniature; or, The Polite Fabulist (1803)EDWARD BALDWIN (WILLIAM GODWIN) NEW'The Dog in the Manger,' From Fables Ancient and Modern (1805)Children Giving and Receiving InstructionCATHARINE PARR TRAILLFrom The Young Emigrants (1826)HENRY SHARPE HORSLEYFrom The Affectionate Parent's Gift (1828)JANE MARCETFrom Mary's Grammar (1835)JACOB ABBOTT'The Reason Why' From Rollo at School (1839)BARBARA HOFLAND'Janetta and her Jujubes', From Farewell Tales Founded on Facts (1840)Part Seven: Sunday School MoralistsChildren Learning EagerlyGEORGE BURDERFrom Early Piety (1777)ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULDFrom Hymns in Prose for Children (1781) and Lessons for Children: Part Four (1788)SARAH TRIMMERFrom Fabulous Histories (1786) and The Charity School Spelling Book (c. 1798)ROWLAND HILLFrom Divine Hymns (1790) and Instructions for Children (1794)Lessons from LifeHANNAH MORE'Black Giles, the Poacher: Part II' From Cheap Repository Tracts (1796)MARY MARTHA SHERWOODFrom The History of the Fairchild Family (1818)FAVELL LEE MORTIMERFrom The Peep of Day (1833)MRS DALBYFrom Dutch Tiles (1842)Part Eight: Harbingers of the Golden AgePoetry for All AgesCHRISTOPHER SMARTFrom Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1772) and 'My Cat Jeoffry', From Jubilate AgnoWILLIAM BLAKEFrom Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794)Playful InstructionLADY ELLENOR FENN NEWThe Grammar Box (1790)'Education,' From Hieroglyphic Amusement (1791)JOHN MARSHALLFrom The Infant's Library (c. 1800)Ivory Paddles (c. 1800) NEWThe Infant's Cabinet of Various Objects (1801) NEWThe Book Case of Instruction (1812-1813) NEWL'Alphabet Moral (1820) NEWFrom First Book for Children (1823) NEWFrom Nouvel Alphabet pour les Commencans (1830) NEWThe Royal ABC (c. 1844) NEWThe Earth and Its Inhabitants (1850) NEWVersified Delights and Re-tellingsANN TAYLOR GILBERT and JANE TAYLORFrom Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804-1805) and Rhymes for the Nursery (1806)ELIZABETH TURNERFrom The Daisy (1807)WILLIAM ROSCOEThe Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1807)FELICIA DOROTHEA BROWNEFrom Poems (1808)RICHARD SCRAFTON SHARPEThe Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots (1808)CHARLES LAMBBeauty and the Beast (1811)From Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (1813)CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE'A Visit from Saint Nicholas' (1823)SARAH JOSEPHA HALEFrom Poems for Our Children (1830)ELEANOR MUREThe Story of the Three Bears (1831)MARY BOTHAM HOWITTFrom Sketches of Natural History (1834)The Charm of NarrativeCATHERINE SINCLAIRFrom Holiday House: A Series of Tales (1839)ELIZA LEE FOLLENFrom New Nursery Songs for All Good Children (1843)EDWARD LEARFrom The Book of Nonsense (1846)HEINRICH HOFFMANNFrom The English Struwwelpeter (1848)JANE COTTON BOUCHER de MONTIZAMBERTThe Sad Tale of Mrs Mole and Mrs Mouse (c. 1849)JAKOB and WILHELM GRIMM NEW'Hansel and Grethel,' From Household Stories (1853)BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"To me, this is the major resource on early children's literature; I find it very useful." --Gabrielle Ceraldi, Western University