copyright 1903; A.S. Barnes and Company publishers, New York; hardbound; illustrations by Alice Leonore Upton; very good condition interior; boards have color ageing (see pic) of gold color; no dust jacket.
This is emphatically a good and a great thing to do. Any one who can put poetry into dishwashing, and spring sunshine into the housecleaning we men had learned to associate only with colds and with loose tacks and bad language, has given the world a real boost toward the better day. For when it comes to that, the best of that day will always be the home, as it is of this, and whoever helps make it better and brighter by putting cheer into the things which were slavery before, why, that one is a real Santa Claus of all the seasons. Making two blades of grass grow where one grew before is great; but to bring them into the house, into the kitchen, — grass, daisies, and all, — and the sunshine, and the summer winds, and the birds with them, is to make...