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Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight by  Rose H Thorpe - 1882 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 256129)

Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight

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Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight

by Thorpe, Rose H

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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, 1882. 24 lines, fair copy, in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 8vo. Accompanied by a 2 pp. ALS from Thorpe, conveying the ms in response to the recipient's request. Both in fine condition. 24 lines, fair copy, in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 8vo. "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight". Two stanzas from the immensely popular popular song, in its day, about a young girl during the Protectorate who saves the life of her Cavalier lover from a sentence of death"

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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James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
256129
Title
Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Rose Hartwick Thorpe"), two stanzas from "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
Author
Thorpe, Rose H
Format/binding
24 lines, fair copy, in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Accompanied by a 2 pp. ALS from Thorpe, conveying the ms in response to the recipient's request. Both in fine condition
Quantity available
1
Place of Publication
Grand Rapids, Mich
Date Published
1882
Keywords
Poetry
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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