CAMPBELL, THOMAS (1777-1844, Scottish poet)
Lot 89
CAMPBELL, THOMAS (1777-1844, Scottish poet) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF TWO APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED POEMS, 1813
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CAMPBELL, THOMAS (1777-1844, Scottish poet)
(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED POEM, comprising four four-line stanzas, with one autograph revision, 1 page, quarto, contemporary note on the verso of the conjoint leaf, dated March 1813

In deep submission to the will above
Yet with no common cause for human tears
This stone for the lost partner of his love
And for his children lost a mourner rears...

The contemporary note reads: 'Lines written by Thomas Campbell for the Tombstone erected to the Memory of Mrs Shute & her two Daughters drowned in the Wye by the upsetting of a Boat - the original written by his own hand'. 'Lord Ullin's Daughter', another manuscript by Campbell in the present collection, is, coincidentally, also about the drowning of a woman.

(ii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED POEM, signed with initials ('T.C.'), comprising two four-line stanzas addressed 'To--------------' and beginning 'If I told that I loved her 'twould change but to glances / Of scorn all the smiles of her friendly regard...', 1 page, small quarto, not dated

REFERENCE: The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, edited by J. Logie Robertson, 1907 (the poems are not published therein).
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