An illustrated collection of poems by Frances Ridley Havergal, who was an English religious poet and hymn writer. Thy Life for Me is one of her best known hymns. She also wrote hymn melodies, religious tracts, and works for children. She was born into an Anglican family, at Astley in Worcestershire. Her father, William Henry Havergal, was a clergyman, writer, composer, and hymnwriter. In 1852/3 she studied in the Louisenschule, Dusseldorf, and at Oberkassel. Otherwise she led a quiet life, not enjoying consistent good health; she travelled, in particular to Switzerland. She supported the Church Missionary Society. She died of peritonitis at Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Her sisters saw much of her work published posthumously. Havergal College in Toronto is named after her. The composer Havergal Brian adopted the name as a tribute to the Havergal family.
First published in 1922, this is a wonderful and unique collection of folk-lore, legend and fantasy from Uganda. The author is indebted "to Sir Apolo Kagwa, K.C. M.G., M.B. E., Katikiro of Buganda, for some of the stories in this book, for I first read them in his "Engero za Baganda, " a little work in the Luganda language, now unfortunately out of print. The rest is a small selection from a large number I have picked up during some years in the country-from old wives sitting over their cooking-pots in smoky kitchens, from porters round the camp fire at night, and from that charming mixed multitude which made up "the good old days.""
Author: Harold Bell Wright
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Mary MacGregor
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Mary Esther MacGregor nee Miller (1874-1961) was a Canadian author, who also wrote under the pseudonym Marian Keith. Born in Canada, she taught Sunday School and in 1909 married a Presbyterian minister. Some of her first stories were published in the Westminster Magazine. Her works include: Duncan Polite: The Watchman of Glenoro (1905), The Story of Saint Christopher (1905), Stories from Dante (1906), The Silver Maple: A Story of Upper Canada (1906), Stories of King Arthur's Knights (1907), The Netherlands (1907), Treasure Valley (1908), Stories of the Vikings (1908), Stories of Siegfried (1909), The Pilgrim's Progress (1910), 'Lizbeth of the Dale (1910), The Story of France (1911), The Story of Rome (1912), The Black Bearded Barbarian (1912), The Story of Greece (1914), The Pot O' Gold: At the End of the Rainbow (1914), Happy Heart Comes to Canada (1914), Little Miss Melody (1921), The Bells of St Stephen's (1922), A Gentleman Adventurer (1924), Under the Grey Olives (1927), Shining Towers (1935) and As A Watered Garden (1947).
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Literary Collections
Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was an American essayist and novelist. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago; was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-1867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper's Magazine, for which he conducted The Editors Drawer until 1892, when he took charge of The Editor's Study. He travelled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He first attracted attention by the reflective sketches entitled My Summer in a Garden (1870). Amongst his other works are Saunterings (1872), Backlog Studies (1873), Being a Boy (1878), In the Wilderness (1878), Captain John Smith (1881), Washington Irving (1881), A Little Journey in the World (1889), As We Were Saying (1891) and That Fortune (1899).
Julia Bernelle Smade Babcock (1868-1962) was an American author who wrote over 40 novels, as well as numerous essays and newspaper articles. After being widowed at age 29 with five children to support, she began working as a writer. Her first book, The Daughter of a Republican (1899), sold over 100,000 copies. Babcock was society page editor of the Arkansas Democrat and later owned and edited The Arkansas Sketch Book, the first venture of its kind in the state. She wrote Mammy, a drama read at Chautauqua and on lyceum circuits. Babcock founded the Arkansas Museum of Natural History in Little Rock, and worked as a folklore editor for the Federal Writers' Project. In 1953, she retired to a home on Petit Jean Mountain, where she continued to write, publishing a volume of poetry, The Marble Woman, at age 91 in 1959. She was also the author of: Yesterday and To- Day in Arkansas (1917), The Coming of the King (1921), The Soul of Ann Rutledge: Abraham Lincoln's Romance (1919) and The Soul of Abraham Lincoln (1923).