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    Herman Melville Autograph Note Signed. One card, 3.75" x 2.75" [sight], March 8, 1882, New York. Melville (1819-1891), The American author boldly and clearly pens the proverb "-Honey is sweet, but the Bee stings", perhaps referring to a passage in Moby Dick: "Only one sweeter end can readily be recalled-the delicious death of an Ohio honey-hunter, who seeking honey in the crotch of a hollow tree, found such exceeding store of it, that leaning too far over, it sucked him in, so that he died embalmed." Near fine. Framed and matted together with an image of an older Melville for an overall size of 15.25" x 21.25". The note has not been examined outside of the frame.

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