Happy 4th of JULY! We are “pressing” Christine’s greetings from Spike today. Zeke the Editor is joining in as well. Have a happy and safe Fourth! Remember, the majority of us all originated somewhere else! Today we should all try and live together in harmony in that great social experiment known as America!
In this post, Zeke will examine the presentation of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ works (1759 – 1796) in an 1870 vintage book titled: “The Illustrated Family Burns” on this Robert Burns Day in Scotland.
My literary cat Zeke, editor in chief, decided upon this issue. as Christine and Spike are celebrating in Scotland today. The book has over 700 pages and 100 illustrations, some of which shall be presented here. This particular copy and cover I was unable to find on the internet. The publisher was Belford, Clarke, & Co., Chicago and New York. Zeke’s favourite Burns poem is “To a Mouse”.
Zeke preferred to post the illustrations for you. He decided not to post any grim, or sad prints, so we concentrate on animals and happy times. There are, of course, a few cats depicted. See illustrations and more!
Merry Christmas! We hope every person and every cat is having a very happy Christmas this year!
Christmas Reindeer have been sighted in the area. I think they are scouting out all the chimneys beforehand to ensure their are no problems. You can see the great anticipation in their faces! Don’t know if it is going to snow, but we can hope. Hope everyone has been good this year, and gets lots of prezzies! It is not too late to start if you haven’t!