Nursery Rhymes of England

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By James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Boston, 1842

Nursery Rhymes of England

Written by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips

Boston, Monroe and Francis, 1842

Wilson Library, University of Minnesota

The Hawthornes had two children, Una, aged 6, and Julian, aged 4, at the time of The Scarlet Letter's publication. Doting, indulgent parents, they roundly rejected the fire-and-brimstone theology of The New-England Primer and took pleasure in reading to their children from the growing body of imaginative juvenile literature then available—stories such as the Grimms' "Hop-o'-My Thumb" and Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." 


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By James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Boston, 1842

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By James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Boston, 1842

Visions of Childhood
A Question of Class
Nursery Rhymes of England