London: Kegan Paul, 1895.
A gorgeous collection of Dobson's poetry with Thomson's characteristic illustrated vignettes throughout. Housed in a magnificent rich gilt binding.
TO * * *
What would our modern maids to-day?
I watch, and can’t conjecture :
A dubious tale?—an Ibsen play?—
A pessimist Lecture?–
I know not. But this, Child, I know :
You like things sweet and seemly ;
Old-fashioned flowers, odd shapes in Bow,
“Auld Robin Gray” (extremely) ;
You —with my “Dorothy” —delight
In fragrant cedar-presses ;
In window-corners warm and bright,
In warm, and lilac dresses ;
You can still read, at any rate,
Charles Lamb and “Evelina” :--
To You, My Dear, I dedicate
This “STORY OF ROSINA.”.
First edition. Octavo, bound in original gilt-decorated red cloth, a fine bright copy.
Price (AUD): $125.00 other currencies