Reading Makes a Happy Home

Reading Makes a Happy Home

Cleveland, H.A. (Horace), selected & arranged. Golden Sheaves Gathered from the Fields of Ancient and Modern Literature. A Miscellany of Choice Reading for the Entertainment of the Old & the Young in Hours that Are Lonely & Weary… Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield, MA: Zeigler & McCurdy, 1870.

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The color frontispiece titled “Home Made Happy” depicts a father reading to a gathered family from a book with “Golden Sheaves” typed across its blank pages. Within the actual volume of Golden Sheaves are selections from a veritable Who’s Who of 19th century authors popular in America: Lyman, Beecher, Carlyle, Cooper, Child, Emerson, Holland, Irving, Jefferson, Longfellow, Martineau, More, Theodore Parker, Percival, Sedgwick, Sigourney, Tuckerman, Walton, Webster, &c.

Adopted by Alison Kenary in memory of James B. Kenary, III

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