Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
by Thorpe, Rose H
- Accompanied by a 2 pp. ALS from Thorpe, conveying the ms in response to the recipient's request. Both in fine condition
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She has reached the topmost ladder, o'er her hangs the great dark bell;
Awful is the gloom beneath her, like the pathway down to hell.
See! the ponderous tongue is swinging; 'tis the hour of curfew now,
And the sight has chilled her bosom, stopped her breath, and paled her brow.
Shall she let it ring? No, never! Her eyes flash with sudden light,
As she springs, and grasps it firmly: "Curfew shall not ring to-night!"
Out she swung,-- far out. The city Seemed a speck of light below,--
There twixt heaven and earth suspended, As the bell swung to and fro.
And the sexton at the bell-rope, old and deaf, heard not the bell,
Sadly thought that twilight curfew rang young Basil's funeral knell.
"Still the maiden, clinging firmly, quivering lip and fair face white,
Stilled her frightened heart's wild throbbing: "Curfew shall not ring tonight!
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- Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
- Thorpe, Rose H
- 24 lines, fair copy, in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 8vo
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- Used - Accompanied by a 2 pp. ALS from Thorpe, conveying the ms in response to the recipient's request. Both in fine condition
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- Grand Rapids, Mich
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