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THE

FLUSH OF THE DAWN

NOTES ON ART EDUCATION

BY

HENRY TURNER BAILEY

EDITOR OF "THE SCHOOL ARTS BOOK," "NATURAL DRAWING" AUTHOR OF "THE CITY OF REFUGE," ETC.

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Copyright, 1910

By THE DAVIS PRESS

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You've seen the world

The beauty and the wonder and the power,

The shapes of things, their colors, lights and shades,
Changes, surprises, and God made it all!
--For what? Do you feel thankful, aye or no,
For this fair town's face, yonder river's line,
The mountain round it and the sky above,
Much more the figures of man, woman, child,
These are the frame to? What's it all about?
To be passed over, despised? or dwelt upon,
Wondered at? oh, this last of course!-you say.
But why not do as well as say?

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This world's no blot for us,

Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good:
To find its meaning is my meat and drink.

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FOREWORD

The notes which make up this volume were written at odd times during my first six years as Editor of The School Arts Book. They appeared periodically in that magazine as comments on the passing months, on the work of teachers of drawing and handicraft in our public schools, and on current events in the educational world. They are reprinted in the hope that they still retain a little virtue, and that they may help somebody, somewhere, to keep the mind open, the heart right, and the face towards the sunrise.

North Scituate, Massachusetts

HENRY TURNER BAILEY

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