The Fairies (Illustrated): The poem by William Allingham illustrated by Julia Oleksiak

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First published in Ireland in 1850, William Allingham's "The Fairies" was instantly popular among Victorian children and has remained a standard in poetry anthologies ever since.

This delightful poem has been illustrated for today's audience by Julia Oleksiak.

The Fairies — with its combination of humour, fantasy, enchantment, and mischief — will weave its spell afresh each time it is read.

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men...

Beware these fairies! They keep secrets. They cast spells. They cause mischief wherever they go.

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About the author

William Allingham (19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889) was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known water-colorist.
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