Dedications

Mary Elizabeth BROWN (1842 - 1918)

Dedications is an anthology of the forms used from the earliest days of book-making to the present time. My purpose in the following anthology of dedications has been to make a representative, rather than an exhaustive collection. My first idea was to take only beautiful dedications, and above all those which showed thought and originality. I next sought those which were quaint and curious, grave and gay, and then wandering through the wide field of English literature, tried to have each section of it represented. Dedications which brought one in touch with the world of religion, philanthropy, the fine arts, science, nature and travel have also claimed my attention. Then, narrowing my interest, I searched for those to celebrated people, or by celebrated people, even though the dedications were not particularly desirable in themselves. I was anxious to include great heroes, as David Livingstone, and when unable to obtain dedications to them I substituted books by them or about them. The same was true in regard to certain industrial subjects, as needlework, cooking, etc. Last but not least, I tried to include dedications which were valuable because of their human interest. - Summary by Mary Elizabeth Brown

Genre(s): Writing & Linguistics, Short non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Larry Wilson
00:02:41
Play 01 Introduction Larry Wilson
00:17:02
Play 02 To Deity Larry Wilson
00:13:46
Play 03 To The Virgin Mary Larry Wilson
00:08:55
Play 04 To Royalty- Part One Adrian Stephens
00:32:48
Play 05 To Royalty- Part Two Adrian Stephens
00:37:00
Play 06 To Royalty- Part Three KHand
00:36:50
Play 07 To Nobility- Part One KHand
00:29:46
Play 08 To Nobility- PartTwo KHand
00:30:59
Play 09 To Dignitaries of Church and State. Part One Lucretia B.
00:37:06
Play 10 To Dignitaries of Church and State. Part Two Lucretia B.
00:24:01
Play 11 To Dignitaries of Church and State. Part Three Lucretia B.
00:42:48
Play 12 To Countries, States, Cities, and their Inhabitants jenno
00:30:12
Play 13 To Armies and Navies Mike Overby
00:07:03
Play 14 To Institutions and Societies Kristy Carpenter
00:22:05
Play 15 To Lovers of Mankind Kristy Carpenter
00:28:53
Play 16 To Teachers and Students Adrian Stephens
00:30:57
Play 17 To Authors jenno
00:46:17
Play 18 To Women jenno
00:18:53
Play 19 To Children Adrian Stephens
00:25:08
Play 20 To Friends- Part One jenno
00:40:35
Play 21 To Friends- Part Two jenno
00:42:00
Play 22 To Relatives- Part One Kathleen Moore
00:35:24
Play 23 To Relatives- Part Two Kathleen Moore
00:31:33
Play 24 To Relatives- Part Three Kathleen Moore
00:24:30
Play 25 To Oneself Mike Overby
00:09:20
Play 26 To Animals Elsie Selwyn
00:10:19
Play 27 To Things Spiritual ChadH94
00:11:12
Play 28 To Things, Animate and Inanimate Amy Gramour
00:16:43
Play 29 To the Reader Andy Glover
00:13:21
Play 30 To Any and Every One jenno
00:39:13