1897 February Footnotes

[1]  “White Turrets” from Mary Louisa Molesworth. English writer of children’s stories (1839-1921).

[2] The story tells of Pygmalion, a sculptor of Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite. It was first related in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, although by the time of this series, William Morris had written his own version of the story – Most of the series was based on an episode from William Morris’ cycle of epic poems, The Earthly Paradise.

[3] A Short History of the English People is a book written by English historian John Richard Green. Published in 1874.

[4] The Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), first published in three volumes in 1860.

[5] Stephanie’s Children by Margaret Roberts published 1896.

[6] During the 1860s William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones worked closely together on the collaborative project of The Earthly Paradise. The individual poems that make up the collective narrative, include ‘Pygmalion and the Image’, the classical story of the Cypriot sculptor who falls in love with his own creation, which is re-told in Morris’ Earthly Paradise.

[7] Hereward the Wake: Last of the English (also published as Hereward, the Last of the English) is an 1866 novel by Charles Kingsley.

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