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    John Greenleaf Whittier Autograph Note Signed, "Jno. G. Whittier", one page, 4.75" x 8", Oak Knoll, Danvers, Massachusetts, November 26, 1879. Twelve lines of signed verse are accompanied by the following note: "The other day I came across a copy of a poem that was not intended for publication & so far as I know has never been in print. It was written for a Miss Mary Bowen of Ravenna Ohio. I thought if Charley had never seen it he might be pleased to have a copy of this stray verse of the good Quaker pref." The first four lines of the poem are: "In old Ravenna by the sea / Amid the tall outlying pines / The pilgrim, seeking Dante's tomb / Pauses and kneels by Mary's shrine...". Browning along top margin, fine condition overall. Whittier (1807-1892), a Quaker and an Abolitionist, was one of 19th century America's foremost men of letters.

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