Du Maurier Forum
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Reading George du Maurier's epitaph in The Hampstead churchyard reminded me of the full poem from his novel Trilby. Daphne mentions this poem in her biography:Gerald:A Portrait and in Letters from Menabilly, Portrait of a Friendship, Oriel Malet writes how much Daphne loved and quoted the last two lines.
A little work, a little play
To keep us going-and so, good-day!
A little warmth,a little light
Of love's bestowing-and so, good-night!
A little fun, to match the sorrow
Of each day's growing-and so, good-morrow!
A little trust that when we die
We reap our sowing! And so-good-bye
|Sun 20/03/16 03:21 PM|
|Shelving library books recently, I found I had a copy of a book referred to as "The First Detective Novel".
It is called "The Notting Hill Mystery" by Charles Warren Adams, (ISBN 978 0 7123 5859 0).
Apparently the story was originally published in serial form, not unlike Dickens work, and, like Dickens serializations, was illustrated, in this case by George du Maurier
As a long standing illustrator for Punch Magazine, itself unique, George du Maurier was ideally placed for other work in the field, and The Notting Hill Mystery is a prime example of his work. The detail is remarkable, and especially so given the eye problems with which he was afflicted! A truly remarkable gentleman, and a fine artist!||Posted on Sun 27/03/16 09:42 PM|
|Is there an example of George du Maurier's illustrations for Punch Magazine available to see? I've read in quite a few books recently what a great
artist he was.||Posted on Sun 22/10/17 09:15 PM|
|Apart from A Legend of Camelot is anyone aware of any poetry published by George du Maurier?||Posted on Thu 25/04/19 11:45 AM|
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