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The Children

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Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of "Hound of Heaven." This is a collection of her essays on children. The opening line for the first essay sets the stage. "To attend to a living child is to be baffled in your humour, disappointed of your pathos, and set freshly free from all the pre-occupations.  You cannot anticipate him." - Summary by Larry Wilson (1 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Fellow Travellers with a Bird, I.

6:52

Read by Jim Locke

Fellow Travellers with a Bird, II.

7:28

Read by Jim Locke

Children in Midwinter

10:30

Read by Jim Locke

That Pretty Person

11:59

Read by Kathleen Moore

Out of Town

5:50

Read by Kathleen Moore

Expression

2:34

Read by Larry Wilson

Under the Early Stars

5:15

Read by Kate Follis

The Man with Two Heads

5:29

Read by April6090

Children in Burlesque

4:07

Read by April6090

Authorship

3:23

Read by Kalynda

Letters

3:16

Read by Kalynda

The Fields

6:26

Read by Kate Follis

The Barren Shore

8:05

Read by Kate Follis

The Boy

5:53

Read by Larry Wilson

Illness

3:51

Read by Jim Locke

The Young Child

8:42

Read by Jim Locke

Fair and Brown

7:16

Read by Jim Locke

Real Childhood

9:48

Read by Jim Locke