Sylvie and Bruno (Dramatic Reading) –by: Lewis Carroll
First Page:SYLVIE and BRUNO by LEWIS CARROLL
Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the goldern gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?
Bowed to the earth with bitter woe Or laughing at some raree show We flutter idly to and fro.
Man's little Day in haste we spend, And, from its merry noontide, send No glance to meet the silent end.
One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, at p. 77, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, at pp. 386, 387, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child friend and a letter written to me by a lady friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing...