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Birthday Book for Children' (1880), with verses by Mrs. Sale Barker; 'Mother Goose; or, the Old Nursery Rhymes' (1881); 'A Day in a Child's Life,' with music by Myles B. Foster, the organist of the Foundling Hospital (1881); and 'Little Ann and other Poems,' by Jane and Ann Taylor (1883). By the first three and the last of these five books she is said to have made a clear profit of 8000l. Next came a 'Painting Book of Kate Greenaway' (1884); the 'Language of Flowers' (1884); 'Mayor's English Spelling Book' (1884); 'Marigold Garden' (1885); 'Kate Greenaway's Alphabet' (1885); 'Kate Greenaway's Album' (1885); 'A Apple Pie' (1886); 'The Queen of the Pirate Isle,' by Bret Harte (1886); 'The Pied Piper of Hamehn,' by Robert Browning (1889); Kate Greenaway's 'Book of Games,' (1889); 'The Royal Progress of King Pepito,' by Beatrice F. Cresswell (1889); and the 'April Baby's Book of Tunes,' by the author of 'Elizabeth and her German Garden' (the Countess von Arnim) (1900). From 1883 (two issues) to 1895 she produced an annual 'Almanack.' In 1896 this was discontinued; but a final number appeared in 1897. She designed many very beautiful book-plates, that of Frederick Locker-Lampson [q. v. Suppl. I] being a fair example; and she also illustrated for Ruskin in 1885 (2nd edit. 1897) an old book of nursery rhymes for which he had a great admiration, 'Dame Wiggins of Lee and her Seven Wonderful Cats.'

[The chief authority for Kate Greenaway's life is the exhaustive volume published in 1905 by M. H. Spielmann and G. S. Layard. This, amply illustrated by reproductions of drawings and water-colours, and enriched by copious extracts from the artist's correspondence with Ruskin, is also written with much critical insight, and genuine sympathy for Miss Greenaway's aims and achievement. To a subsequent volume, Kate Greenaway: Sixteen Examples in Colour of the Artist's Work (Black's British Artists), 1910, Mr. Spielmann prefixed a short study. See also Ruskin 's Fors Clavigera, and Praeterita; Chesneau's La Peinture Anglaise, 1882; Alexandre's L'Art du Rire et de la Caricature, 1893; Recollections of Lady Dorothy Nevill, 1906; and the De Libris of the present writer, 1908, pp. 93–104. There is an attractive article in the Century Magazine, vol. 75, p. 183, by Mr. Oliver Locker-Lampson, M.P., with whose family Miss Greenaway was on terms of friendship.]

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GREENIDGE, ABEL HENDY JONES (1865–1906), writer on ancient history and law, second son of Nathaniel Heath Greenidge by his wife Elizabeth Cragg Kellman, was born on 22 Dec. 1865 at Belle Farm Estate, Barbados, in which island his father's family had been settled since 1635. His father, for many years vicar of Boscobel parish, was afterwards headmaster of various schools, and enjoyed a high reputation as a teacher. The eldest son, Samuel Wilberforce, of St. John's College, Cambridge, was 25th wrangler in the Cambridge mathematical tripos of 1886, and died in 1890.

Greenidge was educated at Harrison College, Barbados, winning in 1884 the Barbados scholarship, and in the same year (15 Oct.) matriculating at Balliol College, Oxford. Elected to an exhibition in the following year, he was placed in the first class both in classical moderations in 1886 and in the final classical school in 1888. He graduated B.A. in the same year, and proceeded M.A. in 1891 and D.Litt. in 1904. On 5 Dec. 1889 he was elected, after examination, fellow of Hertford College. There he became lecturer in 1892 and tutor in 1902, and he retained these offices until his death. He was also lecturer in ancient history at Brasenose College from 1892 to 1905. He vacated his fellowship at Hertford on his marriage in 1895, and on 29 June 1905 was elected to an official fellowship at St. John's. He examined in the final classical school in 1895-6-7-8. He died suddenly at his residence in Oxford of an affection of the heart on 11 March 1906, and was buried in Holywell churchyard.

Greenidge married on 29 June 1895 Edith Elizabeth, youngest daughter of William Lucy of Oxford, and had issue by her two sons. On 28 March 1907 a civil list pension of 75l. was granted to his widow 'in consideration of his services to the study of Roman law and history,' but she died on 9 July 1907.

In spite of his early death, and constant employment in academic teaching, Greenidge's literary work is notable for its quality and quantity. Shortly after graduating he contributed numerous articles to a new edition of 'Smith's Dictionary of Antiquities' (1890-1). His first book, 'Infamia, its Place in Roman Public and Private Law,' was published at Oxford in 1894. There followed 'A Handbook of Greek Constitutional History' (1896); 'Roman Public Life' (1901), and 'The Legal Procedure of Cicero's Time' (Oxford, 1901), which was the most important of Greenidge's completed works. He also revised Sir William Smith's 'History of Rome' (1897), and the first part (down to the death