ANONYMOUS ILLUSTRATOR, Juvenile Miscellany, 1829, Volume 3, Issue 1

ANONYMOUS ILLUSTRATORJuvenile Miscellany, 1829, Volume 3, Issue 1

This brightly colored image depicts two boys running joyfully past a toy merchant. The reader is left to imagine where they are going. The playful movement of these children underscores the Miscellany’s mission: “the instruction and amusement of youth.” On the facing page, the image of a boy reading is accompanied by a quotation from a Wordsworth poem that reminds young readers never to lose sight of their childhood understandings of nature and God, as their innocence brings them closer to both.

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