LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN
Lot 264
LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN. TWO AUTOGRAPH POEMS, one by Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829), the other written but apparently not composed by Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1832)
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LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN
TWO AUTOGRAPH POEMS, one by Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829), the other written but apparently not composed by Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1832), both identified as being in their respective handwritings by 'CH', both being on very small, delicate and neat hands; Lady Butler's poem 'On the New Year', 12 lines, beginning 'Thus oft, when Youth has fled, when health decays...', 1 page, small folio; Sarah Ponsonby's poem, addressed to Diana, 36 lines in five stanzas, beginning 'Since thou and the stars, my dear Goddess desire...', inscribed 'Written but no[t] composed by Miss Ponsonby of Llangollen', 2 pages, small folio, the paper from the same stock, formerly pinned together

There is no edition of the poems of the Ladies of Llangollen. No poetical manuscripts by them have been sold at auction in the last forty years at least.
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