Saturday, August 20, 2016

Griffith. The Stars and Their Stories

Today's free book is The Stars and Their Stories: A Book for Young People by Alice Mary Matlock Griffith with illustrations by Margaret Boroughs. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


THE STARS AND THEIR STORIES
The Volume of the Skies — William Habington
My Star — Robert Browning The Stars and Their Stories
The Song of the Stars — William Cullen Bryant

THE TWO BEARS
The Two Bears .......
Ursa Major — Thomas Hood
Hymn to the North Star  — William Cullen Bryant

THE WINGED HORSE
The Winged Horse
The Chimaera — Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pegasus in Pound — Henry W. Longfellow

THE SUMMER TRIANGLE GROUP
The Lyre, the Eagle, the Swan, the Arrow, the Dolphin
The Finding of the Lyre — James Russell Lowell
Orpheus and Eurydice — Alfred Noyes

THE ROYAL FAMILY
The Star Club — Julia E. Rogers
Andromeda — Charles Kingsley
Orion
Astrology
Taurus — Bayard Taylor
The Lost Pleiad — Mrs. Hemans
Orion — Charles Tennyson Turner
Canopus — Thomas Moore
Canopus — Thomas Carlyle
Canopus — Bayard Taylor

AURIGA AND GEMINI
To Castor and Pollux — Homer (Shelley's translation)
The Battle of Lake Regillus — Thomas Babington Macaulay

THE TWO LIONS AND THE CRAB

BERENICE'S HAIR
Berenice's Hair — Catullus (Martin's translation)

BOOTES—ARIADNE—HERCULES
Bootes, Virgo, and Hercules
Bootes and Virgo — Aratus
The Three Golden Apples — Nathaniel Hawthorne

ARIADNE'S CROWN
The Champion of Athens — R. E. Franeillon
Ariadne's Crown — Nonnus (Mrs. Browning's translation)

CENTAURUS AND THE SOUTHERN CROSS
Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
Constellations — William Cullen Bryant

OTHER STORIES OF THE STARS
Selected from "Birth and Growth of Myth" by Edward Clodd
Darkness — Lord Byron
Death of Worlds — Richard A. Proctor
An Ode — Joseph Addison

ASTRONOMY THROUGH THE AGES
Astronomy Through the Ages
Astronomical Observatories — Edward Everett
"Marching on a Star" — R. Weatherhead
The First Telescope—From Galileo's "Astronomical Messenger," translated by E. S. Carlos

APPENDIX
The Magnitudes
Stars of the First Magnitude
Star Names

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