(1824 - 1889)
William Allingham (19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889) was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem ‘The Faeries’ was much anthologized; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known water-colorist.
Best in Children’s Books Volume 36 (1960)
An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
Day and Night Songs; and The Music Master. A Love Poem (1860)
This collection includes “The Faeries” which was illustrated to great effect by Richard Doyle. The cover image is from an 1884 reprint by G. Philip & Son. The text below is from the 1860 edition. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
John Everett Millais
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Dirty Old Man: A Lay of Leadenhall (1965)
A poem about a reclusive hardware store owner who may have served as a model for Great Expectations.
The Fairies (1989)
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Read online at archive.org.
The Fairy Shoemaker and Other Fairy Poems (1928)
Five poems with illustrations.
Walter de la Mare
In Fairyland (1979)
Dicky Doyle drew the pictures and William Allingham wrote a poem, A Forest in Fairyland. Then Andrew Lang wrote a tale, The Princess Nobody to go with the pictures. Read online at the University of Florida.
In Fairyland: Pictures from the Elf-World (1870)
Richard Doyle drew the pictures, then William Allingham wrote the poem, A Forest in Fairyland to go with them. Read online at the University of Florida.
Rhymes for the Young Folk (1886)
A collection of poems by the author of “The Fairies.” Read for free online at Internet Archive.
Wonderful Things Happen (1958)
An anthology of adventure stories and poems for younger children.
Carol Ryrie Brink
Walter de la Mare
Ruth Stiles Gannett
Robert Louis Stevenson
Henry C. Pitz
E. Boyd Smith