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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 206 pages of information about The Bay State Monthly Volume 2, No. 6, March, 1885.

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POETS’ HOMES.

[Illustration:  From POETS’ HOMES.]

Pen and Pencil Pictures of American Poets and their Homes.  By R.H.  STODDARD, ARTHUR GILMAN and others.  New, complete edition, 8vo, extra cloth, gilt edges, $4.00; imitation crushed levant, gilt edges, $5.00; full Turkey morocco, $8.00.

This is a collection of charming “pen and pencil sketches of American poets and their homes.”  The names of Holmes, Whitman, Miller, Phelps, Bryant, Perry, Emerson, Hayne, O’Reilly and Smith are loved by many who will be delighted to find them thus associated and honored.  A poet’s home is a place of interest, for of it, as much as of the soul, is the poem born.  The home-life, the simple elegance and open hospitality are part of the beauty of the flowing numbers.  In this work the exact illustrations add much to the vividness of the description.  The volume is worthy a place in any collection.—­Central Baptist.

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[Illustration:  From ROCKY FORK.]

ROCKY FORK

By Mary Hartwell Catherwood.

Cloth, $1.50.

A notably fresh and charming story of boy and girl school-life at the
West in the early days.

Thirty-six pictures by George F. Barnes.

Rocky Fork is the name of the place where Bluebell, the heroine of our story, lived.  It was a country place, and she went to a country school, and had all that belongs to a country life.  She was a good, brave and lovable girl.  No one can imagine what an interesting and adventurous time she had, unless they read Rocky Fork.  We wish that all our little friends could get a chance to read it, for it is a charming story.—­Presbyterian, New Orleans.

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