To Mary Few
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 15
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25.5 x 40.3 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
Dated August 14 (no year, but after Mary Chrystie's death in 1842),
written at Hell Gate; from T. F. Desmond(?) to Mary Few, Mary
Chrystie's aunt; a 40-line poem commemorating Mary Chrystie's death;
at the top of the first page is a note in pencil written in a
different hand: "Lines by Mrs. D." The poem compares Mary Chrystie's
short life to that of a rose: "But its quiet and star like beauty
told/ Too plainly on earth 'twas not meant to unfold." Now she rests
"in the sunlight of God's own eye;/ Where the leaf never droops and
the flowers never die."
To Mary Few; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 15; , Princeton University Library.
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