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William Allingham

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(1824 - 1889)

William Allingham

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.



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Best in Children’s Books Volume 36 (1960)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): William Allingham
Brothers Grimm
Betty MacDonald
Tony Palazzo
Et al
Illustrator(s): Burmah Burris
Robin Jacques
Richard Scarry
Et al

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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.

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Arthur Hughes
John Everett Millais
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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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.

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Fairies (1989)

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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In Fairyland (1979)

Dicky Doyle drew the pictures and first William Allingham wrote a poem, A Forest in Fairyland. Then Andrew Lang wrote a tale, The Princess Nobody to go with them. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): William Allingham
Andrew Lang
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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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.

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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Rhymes for the Young Folk (1886)

A collection of poems by the author of “The Fairies.” Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Harry Furniss
Kate Greenaway
Et al

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