Fireside Saints Douglas Jerrold

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Fireside Saints  by  Douglas Jerrold

Fireside Saints by Douglas Jerrold
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This illustrated childrens book was published in 1904 and tells of a saint for each month of the year.An excerpt from January:St. Dolly -At an early age, Saint Dolly showed the sweetness of her natureby her tender lover for her widowed father:MoreThis illustrated childrens book was published in 1904 and tells of a saint for each month of the year.An excerpt from January:St.

Dolly -At an early age, Saint Dolly showed the sweetness of her natureby her tender lover for her widowed father: a baker, dwellingat Pie Corner, with a large family of little children. It chancedthat, with bad harvests, bread became so dear that, of course,bakers were ruined by high prices. The miller fell upon Dollysfather, and swept the shop with his golden thumb. Not a bedwas left for the baker or his little ones.Chapters:January - St. DollyFebruary - St. PattyMarch - St. NorahApril - St. BetsyMay - St. PhillisJune - St. PhoebeJuly - St. SallyAugust - St. BeckySeptember - St. LilyOctober - St.

FannyNovember - St. JennyDecember - St. Florence...............................................................................From the books Introductory Note:This is the first time that these Fireside Saints have formed avolume by themselves. They originally appeared in the PunchAlmanack for 1857 the year of their authors death and, sofar as I am aware, have been but twice reprinted since. Oncein a volume of Douglas Jerrolds scattered writings publishedin America in 1888, a volume that took its name from the Saintswhich occupied its earliest pages. The collection was made bya writer who signed his preface J.E.B., Melrose, July 24,1873.

Whom the initials represent, and whether the volumehad appeared in England before being published in America,I have not been able to ascertain. The second time that theFireside Saints were reprinted was in The Handbook of Swindlingand Other Papers, a volume of Douglas Jerrolds miscellanieswhich I prepared for the Camelot Series in 1891.The editor of the first-named volume referred to these littlethumb-nail sketches as the sweetest and sunniest of Jerroldswritings- the authors eldest son and biographer spoke ofthem thus ----- presently come trooping from his pen twelveFireside Saints to sit about mens Christmas hearths, in 1857.They are holy little presences, these, with each her specialshining virtue to be imitated.

Any home shall be the betterfor looking at - for studying them. They were their authorslast marked success in Punch that is, the last things of hiswhich the public seized upon, and welcomed, acknowledgingtheir author? This is in one slight point a little misleading, asthe Saints appeared in the Almanacks, or 1857, and weretherefore present at mens Christmas hearths in 1856.

Eachmonth of the Almanack had a Saint allotted to it, the legendsbeing set in very small type, in very narrow columns, downthe sides of the cuts. Never assuredly have they made amore pleasantly fitting appearance than here in company withthe delightful illustrations with which they have inspired thepencil of Mr. Charles Robinson, one of the most poeticallyfanciful of the young artists of the present day.Dainty, fanciful, and quaint, the Saints are representativeof the least well-known side of Douglas Jerrolds nature, theleast well-remembered kind of his writings- he is known as aman of biting, savage wit, but not als



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