MEREDITH, GEORGE. 1828-1909.
Autograph Manuscript, titled "To Children: For Tyrants," 5 pp, 4to, [c.1887], ribbon-tied at corner, some light spotting and soiling, faint creasing to corners, horizontal folding crease, custom chemise.
Provenance: E.H. Mills (morocco bookplate to chemise); Doris Louise Benz (morocco bookplate to chemise).
"Strike not thy dog with a stick!" So begins Meredith's poem on the unjust punishment of faithful pets. With variations in the fourth and twelfth stanzas (the latter unnumbered in this manuscript) from the published version which appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, December 1887.