Thursday, February 02, 2012

A Child's Dream of a Star

What is the internet really good for? Accessing the collective wisdom of the ages.

From the University of Florida, we have The Literature For Children Collection, and it's a blessing.
Literature for Children is a collection of the treasures of children's literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950. At the core of this Collection are books from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, housed in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies at the University of Florida. Books from the Departments of Special Collections at the Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida join volumes from the Baldwin Library to complete the Collection.
This morning, I've discovered a (very short) work of Charles Dickens (A Child's Dream of a Star) with which I was previously unfamiliar. It's there for anyone. And it is beautiful...

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