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" You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one ; these pages... "
Stories from the Ballads of Robin Hood: With Lists of Other Ballads to Tell ... - Page 5
by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 1914 - 37 pages
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Literature for Children

Orton Lowe - Children - 1914 - 376 pages
...of the Robin Hood tales he gives this happy admonition in the introduction: "You who so plod among serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself...in the land of Fancy ; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap the leaves...
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle - Juvenile Fiction - 1968 - 322 pages
...Number: 68-55820 From the Author to the Reader. rOU who so plod amid serious things that you fedit shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments...mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy ; you who thinh that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one ; these pages are not...
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Exploring Books with Children

Iris M. Tiedt - Children - 1979 - 600 pages
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Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography

Stephen Knight, Stephen Thomas Knight - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 280 pages
...century. Pyle's tone is both quasi-medieval and fanciful. His preface invites his readers and viewers to "give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy." He offers "innocent laughter" and the chance to see "good, sober folks of real history so frisk and...
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