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    William Ross Wallace Handwritten Stanza, the "Centennial Stanza" to his work entitled "1876" penned directly above a brief ANS, 1p., April 19, 1879. In part: "A Hundred Years have smiled o'er us / Since the sacred gem / Of Might with Right that moved moveless make / Our Nation's Diadem..." Beneath, Wallace notes that the stanza is written to "comply with your complimentary request for my autograph... William Ross Wallace." Lawyer, author, poet, close friend and defender of Edgar A. Poe, Wallace was one of the most popular writers of the mid-19th century. He published numerous pro-Union works during the Civil War but is best remembered for "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle."

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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