Around the Table

Around the Table is a newspaper column that L.M. Montgomery published, under the pseudonym “Cynthia,” in the Halifax Daily Echo. It appeared in thirty-five instalments (the first entitled “Over the Tea Cups”) between 28 September 1901 and 26 May 1902; twenty-three of these instalments were then republished in the Halifax Morning Chronicle. This column, which Montgomery referred to in her journal as “fun, fashions, fads, fancies,” appears in its entirety for the first time in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917.

Bibliography

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 26 May 1902, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 27 May 1902, 3.

Also as “[Delightful Days]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 188–91, 384–85.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 19 May 1902, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 20 May 1902, 5.

Also as “[The Moral of May]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 185–88, 384.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 12 May 1902, 4.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 13 May 1902, 6.

Excerpted as “Photography as a Hobby: Cynthia’s Advice to Beginners” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “‘Cynthia’s’ 1902 Article on Photography” in Through Lover’s Lane: L.M. Montgomery’s Photography and Visual Imagination, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, 179–82. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Also as “[On Photography]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 182–85, 383.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 5 May 1902, 8.

Also as “[Jonah Days]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 178–82, 382–83.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 28 April 1902, 8.

Also as “[The Great Art of Packing a Trunk]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 175–78, 381–82.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 21 April 1902, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 24 April 1902, 6.

Excerpted as “Advice about Writing Letters” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[The Great Art of Letter-Writing”] in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 173–75, 381.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 14 April 1902, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 15 April 1902, 6.

Also as “[Smiles and Tears]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 170–72, 381.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 7 April 1902, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 8 April 1902, 5.

Also as “[Charms and Superstitions, Tricks and Surprises]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 167–70, 380.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 31 March 1902, 8.

Also as “[How Kissing Was Discovered]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 164–67, 380.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 24 March 1902, 1.

Excerpted as “A Photographic Party” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[The Virtues of Laziness”] in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 162–64, 379–80.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 17 March 1902, 1, 8.

Also as “[Old Houses and Parlour Games]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 158–61, 377–79.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 10 March 1902, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 11 March 1902, 6.

Also as “[Spring and Smiles and Old Maids]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 155–58, 377.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 3 March 1902, 1, 8.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 4 March 1902, 3.

Also as “[Graves of the Past]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 151–55, 376–77.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 24 February 1902, 6.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 25 February 1902, 9.

Also as “[Tall Tales and Close Calls]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 148–51, 375–76.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 17 February 1902, 4.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 18 February 1902, 5.

Excerpted as “The Anti-Slang Society” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[Double Standards]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 145–48, 375.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 10 February 1902, 4.

Also as “[A Walk in the Woods]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 142–45, 374–75.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 3 February 1902, 1, 8.

Also as “[Garrets and Cheerful People]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 139–42, 374.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 27 January 1902, 1, 8.

Also as “[Seeing and Perceiving]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 135–39, 373–74.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 18 January 1902, 12.

Also as “[The Fierce White Light of Perfect Truth]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 131–35, 373.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 13 January 1902, 8.

Excerpted as “‘Preserve Me from the Candid Friend'” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[Unlikeable People]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 127–30, 372–73.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 6 January 1902, 8.

Also as “[Mistakes and Blunders]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 123–27, 371–72.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 30 December 1901, 7.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 31 December 1901, 7.

Also as “[Retrospection and Resolutions] in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 120–23, 371.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 23 December 1901, 1, 12.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 26 December 1901, 5.

Also as “[Illusions of Christmas]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 117–20, 369–70.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 14 December 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 16 December 1901, 7.

Also as “[Preachments on Christmastide]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 113–17, 369.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 7 December 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 9 December 1901, 3.

Also as “[Presents and Secrets]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 110–13, 368–69.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 2 December 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 3 December 1901, 3.

Also as “[Cakes and Dresses]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 107–10, 367–68.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 23 November 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 25 November 1901, 7.

Also as “[A Walk in the Park]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 103–6, 366–67.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 16 November 1901, 3.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 18 November 1901, 3.

Also as “[Bad Luck and Bad Advice]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 100–103, 366.

Synthia [sic]. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 11 November 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 12 November 1901, 6.

Also as “[Wedding Bells]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 96–100, 365–66.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 2 November 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 4 November 1901, 7.

Also as “[Dismal November]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 93–96, 364–65.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 26 October 1901, 1, 12.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 28 October 1901, 3.

Excerpted as “A Hallowe’en Charm” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[‘After the Ball’]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 89–93, 363–64.

Synthia [sic]. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 19 October 1901, 4.

Also, by Cynthia, in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 21 October 1901, 2.

Excerpted as “Polly’s Postscripts” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[Collisions and Crossed Wires]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 86–89, 362–63.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 12 October 1901, 1.

Also in Morning Chronicle (Halifax), 14 October 1901, 7.

Excerpted as “Polly and the Poor’s Asylum” in “Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Table Talk,” by Kevin McCabe, in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 160–67. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also as “[Charitable Fits and Desperate Measures]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 82–86, 361–62.

Cynthia. “Around the Table.” Halifax Daily Echo, 5 October 1901, 3.

Also as “[Letters, Books, and Neckwear]” in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 80–82, 360–61.

Cynthia. “Over the Tea Cups.” Halifax Daily Echo, 28 September 1901, 10.

Also in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 76–80, 358–60.