The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson: With Twelve Illustrations in Photogravure Including New Portrait by W. Brown Macdougall (Classic Reprint)

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  • Title: The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson: With Twelve Illustrations in Photogravure Including New Portrait by W. Brown Macdougall (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Margaret Armour
  • ISBN: 9780666658722
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson With Twelve Illustrations in Photogravure Including New Portrait by W Brown MacdougallWere dearer than the fountains Of the land that drew him forth.How soft had been his sleeping Beneath his country s sod, Within the quiet keeping Of the acre green of God, With the daisied turf for cover Where the drowsy sExcerpt from The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson With Twelve Illustrations in Photogravure Including New Portrait by W Brown MacdougallWere dearer than the fountains Of the land that drew him forth.How soft had been his sleeping Beneath his country s sod, Within the quiet keeping Of the acre green of God, With the daisied turf for cover Where the drowsy shadows lie, And the throstle singing over, And the ash against the sky.But though in vain his yearning For the land he shall not greet, And though no Spring, returning, Shall tempt his tarrying feet.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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      Margaret Armour was the third child and first daughter of Alexander Henderson Harry Armour 1825 1879 and Christina Stewart 1828 c.1890s , who were married at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland on 2 September 1855 She had two older brothers, and two younger sisters She was educated in Edinburgh, Munich and Paris She married William Brown MacDougall 1868 1936 in a civil ceremony in Glasgow on 11 May 1895, and a church ceremony followed at Morningside Parish Church in Edinburgh on 8 October 1895 The Eerie Book, first edition 1898Margaret was a poet, novelist and translator Her first book was The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson 1895 , which she followed with some books of poetry, Songs of Love and Death 1896 , Thames Sonnets and Semblances 1897 , and The Shadow of Love and Other Poems 1898 A novel, Agnes of Edinburgh, appeared in 1910, and she translated the poetry of Heinrich Heine for the final three volumes of the twelve volume set of The Works of Heine, published between 1892 and 1905 Her translation from the Middle High German of the Nibelungenlied into what she called plain prose first appeared as The Fall of the Nibelungs 1897 It was later included in the Everyman s Library, with subsequent editions retitled as The Nibelungenlied Similarly, her translation of Gudrun, which was published in 1928, also appeared in the Everyman s Library Along a similar vein of interest, in 1910 she translated Richard Wagner s The Ring of the Nibelung First edition, later bindingMargaret s husband, an etcher, engraver and illustrator, was frequently involved with her books, signing his work as W Brown MacDougall or W.B MacDougall He was educated at the Glasgow Academy and in Paris, and in the mid 1890s he contributed to The Yellow Book, The Evergreen, and The Savoy His work is mostly symbolic, and frequently somber It sometimes has echoes of Aubrey Beardsley, but MacDougall never matched Beardsley s height of execution MacDougall provided a frontispiece illustration of Robert Louis Stevenson for his wife s first book, and illustrated her poetry volumes and the translations from medieval German.MacDougall also illustrated Margaret Armour s one anthology, The Eerie Book London J Shiells and Co 1898 , which contains works by Edgar Allan Poe, Hans Christian Andersen, George W.M Reynolds, Catherine Crowe, and extracts from works by Mary Shelley, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqu and Thomas De Quincey To the modern reader this compilation is dated and unsatisfactory, though at the time of publication it may have broken new ground The dozen and a half illustrations including the cover range from the truly crude to the competent see below One of the illustrations in particular evokes Beardsley Around the turn of the century, Armour and MacDougall settled in Essex, first in Chingford, and soon afterwards in Debden Green, where MacDougall died on 20 April 1938 Armour returned to Edinburgh, where she died in 1943 They had no children.

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