ROSE HARTWICK THORPE - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 27804
ROSE HARTWICK THORPEThe gifted poet pens this autograph quotation in black ink on a slip of paper Autograph Quotation Signed: "She had listened while the judge read, without a tear or sign, -
Sale Price $414.00
ROSE HARTWICK THORPEThe gifted poet pens this autograph quotation in black ink on a slip of paper Autograph Quotation Signed: "She had listened while the judge read, without a tear or sign, - 'At the singing of the curfew/ Basil Underwood must die"/ And her breath came fast and faster, and her eyes grew large and bright/ One low murmur, faintly spoken, 'Curfew must not ring to-night.'/ Rose Hartwick Thorpe, San Antonio, Texas" in black ink, 4¼x3½. Rose Hartwick Thorpe (1850-1939) was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. She is most famous for a poem she wrote in 1867, "The Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight." The autograph quotation featured here is from the poem, which is about a woman who prevents a bell from tolling until her imprisoned lover can receive a pardon from Oliver Cromwell, was said to be a favorite of Queen Victoria. It was put to music, and three silent films were based upon it. Toned, especially at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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