Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892) Autograph Poem Signed and Autograph Letter Signed.
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Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892) Autograph Poem Signed and Autograph Letter Signed. Letter keeping the promise of an autograph made by Grace Greenwood, 8 x 4 3/4 in. [framed with] a poem written to Samuel H. Emery in Amsbury, 1868, recalling their childhood together, cited in Samuel Thomas Pickard's Life and Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier, volume 2, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.
"The years that since we met have flown, Leave as they found me still alone. No wife, nor child, nor grandchild dear, Are mine the heart of age to cheer. More favored thou, with hair less gray, Than mine, canst let thy fancy stray To where thy little Constance sees The prairie ripple in the breeze; For one like her to lisp thy name Is better than the voice of fame."
Provenance: From Samuel H. Emery Jr. by family descent.
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