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    Julia Ward Howe Hand-Written Verse From "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Scarce Autograph Quotation Signed, "Julia Ward Howe," 7.5" x 3.25", April 26, 1902, the last verse of her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic." She writes in full, "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me: As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on!" In near pristine condition, bright as the day it was written. Beautifully matted with gold trim and a color portrait of Howe.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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