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LUCY LARCOM - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 06/1883 - HFSID 177496

Short verse penned by the poet who grew up in the cotton mills of Lowell Autograph Poem signed: "Except for the earth she/is nourished by,/Could the soul of the lily/have climbed to the sky?/Lucy Larcom/Beverly, Mass./June, 1883", 5x3.

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LUCY LARCOM
Short verse penned by the poet who grew up in the cotton mills of Lowell
Autograph Poem signed: "Except for the earth she/is nourished by,/Could the soul of the lily/have climbed to the sky?/Lucy Larcom/Beverly, Mass./June, 1883", 5x3. Because the death of her father left the family in dire straits, Lucy Larcom (1824-1893) worked in the cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts from ages 11 to 21. While working long hours in the mill, Larcom wrote poems about her experiences. She gained a national reputation, with poems published in the leading American magazines. She also edited on journal, Our Young Folks (1866-1873). Her autobiographical A New England Girlhood (1883) remains in print. Adhesive stained on left margin. Clipped paper attached on bottom right margin. Corners lightly worn. Light surface creases. Crease on top margin. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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