In an anthology of some 600 pages, de la Mare has collected poems and prose passages that are skin in their concern with the world of fancy. His principle contribution is a long essay, Dreams and Imagination, introducing ""Things to Come."" In it he discusses the stuff of dreams, recognizing the Freudian interpretation and probing beneath that for the poet's meaning. The selections range from those of Shakespeare, Donne and Spenser, to Shelley, Havelock Ellis and Robert Frost. An unusual collection, containing much that is unfamiliar along with the true and tried.