He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology. So he sat and sobbed over Polexander , because it was so very dull and so very long. They are not meant to be amusing, but to teach Latin grammar, or geography, or arithmetic, which are not gay. Many of these books are all time classics appealing to all ages. But somebody tracked him into the library and saw him take a huge thick black book, half as tall as himself, out of a bookcase, and sit down and read it. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the first duke of Sutherland. But he was as brave and good a knight as the best paladin of them all.
Moving to London at the age of 31, already a published poet, he started working as a journalist. And so they journeyed, the flowers seeming sweeter and the skies brighter to Una, as they went, when suddenly they beheld One pricking towards them with hasty heat; Full strongly armed, and on a courser free. He was to be taught to read and write, and to talk Greek, the language of his mother's country, and Latin, which all princes ought to know, while the Great Chamberlain would see that he learned to ride and shoot, and, when he grew bigger, how to wield a sword. But, for himself, he crept unseen to a little cave inside a rock, and taking out his magic books he sought therein for mighty charms to trouble sleepy minds! Before her stood the knight, his sword drawn, waiting for a fair chance to plunge it into her throat. At first, in their eagerness to escape the storm which was sweeping up the plain behind them, they hardly took heed where they were going; and besides, the beauty of the flowers and the sweet scent of the fruit caused them to forget the trouble they would have to find the road again. He was educated at Selkirk Grammar School, Loretto, and at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class in the final classical schools in 1868, becoming a fellow and subsequently honorary fellow of Merton College. Then all at once she remembered a certain Red Cross Knight whose fame had spread even to her distant land, and, ordering her white ass to be saddled, she set forth in quest of him.
That could not amuse a small boy. Preface What Romances Are To Children and Others I once read a book about a poor little lonely boy in a great house with a large library. Please preview the passage at our website before purchasing this book for a child. Him the Red Cross Knight stopped and asked if he knew of any adventures which might await him in that place. He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.
These are from an old Latin romance, written when people were still heathens, most of them. In this long list, you can find works in different literary forms, not just in English but in many other languages of the world, composed by a diverse and interesting array of authors. Now, in the first place Polexander was a romance, but it was not like the romances in this book, for it was dreadfully long, and mainly about the sorrows of lovers who cannot get married. They are about such legendary characters as , , and. But some very stupid grown up person had told him that he must always begin a book at the beginning, and, if he once began, he must read every word of it, and read nothing else till he had finished every word of it. He soon made a reputation as one of the most able and versatile writers of the day as a journalist, poet, critic, and historian.
He was to be taught to read and write, and to talk Greek, the language of his mother's country, and Latin, which all princes ought to know, while the Great Chamberlain would see that he learned to ride and shoot, and, when he grew bigger, how to wield a sword. Note: WorldCat is an excellent res Various is the correct author for any book with multiple unknown authors, and is acceptable for books with multiple known authors, especially if not all are known or the list is very long over 50. The plain seemed bare, save for one old man in the guise of a hermit who was approaching them. The little girls were taught by their mothers' maidens to spin and embroider, or make simple medicines from the common herbs, and the boys learnt to ride and tilt, and shoot with bows and arrows; but their tasks done, no one paid any further heed to them. The Fairy Books Amongst the most famous of Andrew Lang books are The Rainbow Fairy Books, growing from Lang's interest in myths and folklore which continued to grow as he and Leonore travelled through France and Italy hearing local legends.
The knight looked into the cave, and Forth into the darksome hole he went. These romances were the novels of the people of the Middle Ages, about whom you can read in the History Books of Mrs. The Young Scholar and Journalist Andrew Gabriel Lang grew up in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, the son of the town clerk and the eldest of eight children. They are not meant to be amusing, but to teach Latin grammar, or geography, or arithmetic, which are not gay. Many hundreds of years ago there lived in the beautiful city of Palermo a little prince who was thought, not only by his parents but by everyone who saw him, to be the handsomest child in the whole world. This gave him time to collect a much greater breadth of fairy tales from all over the world, most from well-known writers such as the Brothers Grimm, Madame d'Aulnoy and others from less well known sources. When he was four years old, his mother, the queen, made up her mind that it was time to take him away from his nurses, so she chose out two ladies of the court who had been friends of her own youth, and to them she entrusted her little son.
He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. A list of changes is found at the end of the book. It were long to tell the adventures Una met with on the way, but at last she found the knight resting after a hard-won fight, and told him her tale. We also offer the following books in this series: The Blue Poetry Book The True Story Book The Red True Story Book The Red Book of Animal Stories The Book of Romance The Book of Princes and Princesses I really enjoyed this book of short stories. Then, grasping his sword, he cut her head clean from her body. His dry sense of humour, writing style and huge array of interests made him a popular editor and columnist and he was soon writing for The Daily Post, Time magazine and Fortnightly Review.
Lesson books are another thing; you have to read them, and if you do not you will get into trouble. He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology. True, turning heads with a common mold is tough, but it's tried and true, and Red Romance showed us why. It seemed as if they were some of the fortunate people to whom nothing ever happens, when suddenly, just as everything appeared going well and peacefully with them, a fearful dragon, larger and more horrible than any dragon which had yet been heard of, arrived one night, seized the king and queen as they were walking in the garden after the heat of the day, and carried them prisoners to a strong castle. Many hundreds of years ago there lived in the beautiful city of Palermo a little prince who was thought, not only by his parents but by everyone who saw him, to be the handsomest child in the whole world. Contributing authors' names follow it.