1 It was known there as carr-swallow, carr-crow (corrupted into " scarecrow "), and blue dar (qu.
He received Johnson's homage with the most winning affability, and requited it with a few guineas, bestowed doubtless in a very graceful manner, but was by no means desirous to see all his carpets blackened with the London mud, and his soups and wines thrown to right and left over the gowns of fine ladies and the waistcoats of fine gentlemen, by an absent, awkward scholar, who gave strange starts and uttered strange growls, who dressed like a scarecrow and ate like a cormorant.
s Out of the vast mass of undifferentiated powers certain functional deities appear; and the Kami of Japan to-day who preside over the gilds and crafts of industry and agriculture, over the trees and grasses of the field, the operations of the household, and even the kitchenrange, the saucepan, the rice-pot, the well, the garden, the scarecrow and the privy, have their counterparts in the lists of ancient Rome, the indigitamenta over whose contents Tertullian and Augustine made merry.
Tie off the sleeves and legs of the pants and stuff leaves into the clothing to create a scarecrow version of each child.
The first four volumes, originally published in Mentor Books and recently reprinted by Scarecrow Books, trace the origins of science fiction from Lucian of Samosata through Wells, Heinlein, and Asimov, up to George Alec Effinger.