From Her Boydetails

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Image title: From Her Boy
Source: Stevenson, Robert Louis: “A Child’s Garden of Verses” (1905)
Keywords: illustrations for children, children, boys, people, books, greyscale
Status: out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
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The picture shows a boy holding a large book open, as if to read, or to offer the book to someone. He has his head cocked to one side as if listening, or perhaps asking for permission. The book’s dedication follows:

“To Alison Cunningham
From her boy

For the long nights you lay awake
And watched for my unworthy sake:
For your most comfortable hand
That led me through the uneven land:
For all the story-books you read:
For all the pains you comforted:

For all you pitied, all you bore,
In sad and happy days of yore:—
My second Mother, my first Wife,
The angel of my infant life—
From the sick child, now well and old,
Take, nurse, the little book you hold!

And grant it, Heaven, that all who read
May find as dear a nurse at need,
And every child who lists my rhyme,
In the bright, fireside, nursery clime,
May hear it in as kind a voice
As made my childish days rejoice!

R. L. S.

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Dimensions: 32 x 78mm (1.3 x 3.1 inches)
Place shown: none
Filename: 000-v-From-Her-Boy-q75-440x1072.jpg
Artist: Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935)
Scanner dpi: 1400
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