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    Confederate Printings: Two Poems Printed by New Orleans Printer John Hopkins. One, "My Little Ned and I" (6" x 9.5"), mourns the death of a young slave playmate. In part:
    My little playmate's dead and gone!
    I gave him many a tear!
    A merry little negro boy,
    Just twelve years old this year.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    That long, long night we watched his death,
    The dogs howled at the door,
    The owls cried from the forest tree
    A hundred times or more.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    I am a school-boy now - and he-
    An angel in the sky;
    We'll no more play by night or day,
    My little Ned and I.

    Printed below the poem, "John Hopkins, printer, 823, Tchoupitoulas-St." Toned and in fine condition.

    The other six stanza poem, "The Merry Little Soldier" (5" x 11.5"), praises the Confederate cause. It reads in part:

    I'm a merry little Soldier, Fearing neither wound nor scar,
    When in battle, no one bolder
    Valour is my leading star.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Sons of the South! Sons of Freedom!
    Draw your swords; raise high your shield;
    Haste, for Confederate future safety,
    Make the Black Republicans yield.

    Printed below the poem, "John Hopkins, Printer, New Levee-st. 4th D." Irregular edges; very good condition.


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