The sound rolls through the reddening air, the muffled thum! the dumb! of a monotonous drum.
|Initial 'T' (The Dial, 1889)|
One opened with a headpiece similar to those designed by Ricketts for the popular magazines:
Ricketts's story 'A Glimpse of Heaven'.
There were two contributions that started with the first word of the text incorporated in an illustration:
Charles Shannons's story 'A Simple Story: the illustration contains the name 'Batilda', which is the first word of the story.
An essay by John Gray about 'Les Goncourt': the illustration contains the first word of the text: 'Never'
There was one contribution that opened with a headpiece with an initial:
John Gray's story 'The Great Worm': initial V.
There is one contribution that opens with an illustration that has its own title, independent of the contents:
Reginald Savage's art notes: 'Notes'. The illustration is titled 'Spes'.
There were three contributions - one essay and two stories that started with an illustrated initial.
The initial 'T' (see above) opens Ricketts's story and play 'The Cup of Happiness'.
|Initial 'P' (The Dial, 1889)|
|Initial 'L' (The Dial, 1889)|
These initials deserve a more elaborate study.