Pity the sorrowful : a poem, between 1860 and 1875

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Title

Pity the sorrowful : a poem, between 1860 and 1875
Soldier's return

Alternative Title

Concerning his sickness, caused by lifting, which injured his spine, affecting his head and eyesight badly, confining him to his bed and a dark room for three years

Description

Pity the Sorrowful, a poem. Dated between 1860 and 1875. This document includes two works by Maine poet and blacksmith Abner Warren Harmon. The first work, “Pity the Sorrowful,” a poem in eleven stanzas, details Harmon’s debilitating illness that left him bedridden for three years. The second work, "The Soldier’s Return," is a song meant to be sung to the melody of George F. Root’s popular Civil War song, “Just Before the Battle, Mother.”

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 300.006

Date

between 1860 and 1875

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2018/029/025

Is Part Of

Carl E. Wahlstrom ephemera collection.

Extent

1 item ; 24 x 15 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Estate of Carl Wahlstrom

Citation

Harmon, A. W. (Abner Warren), 1812-1901, “Pity the sorrowful : a poem, between 1860 and 1875,” digitalVGW, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1127.