Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Magic Casement

"The Magic Casement" was one of my favorite poetry books as a child. Edited by Alfred Noyes, this book contained all kinds of poems pertaining to the world of enchantment: fairies, pixies, magic, goblins, and whatnot. Authors include: Shakespeare, John Lyly, Michael Drayton, Sir Walter Scott, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold, plus many more. The cover of the book was red with a beautiful gold design, including gold edging which was common on books during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, when this was first published. The original printing is hard to find - I bought my copy at a used library book sale - but the good news is the book can be read online. Click on the link below to read the text of "The Magic Casement":

The Magic Casement

I hope all of my readers enjoy one of my personal favorites!

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