The Book of Hallowe'en

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The Book of Hallowe'en  (1919) 
by Ruth Edna Kelley
Published in 1919 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

Preface[edit]

PREFACE

THIS book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas.

Those who wish suggestions for readings, recitations, plays, and parties, will find the lists in the appendix useful, in addition to the books on entertainments and games to be found in any public library.

Special acknowledgment is made to Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Company for permission to use the poem entitled " Hallowe'en' from "The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems," by W. M. Letts ; to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Company for the poem "Pomona," by William Morris; and to the Editors of The Independent for the use of five poems.

RUTH EDNA KELLEY.
LYNN, 1919.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1982, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.