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Catalog Number 811 WIL 1898
Object Name Book
Date of Publication 1898
Title The Shadows of the Trees and Other Poems
Summary A book of poetry by Robert Burns Wilson. Wilson gave this book and an untitled poem (catalog number: 2010.01.0005) to Mary Mason Scott in August of 1899.

An inscription by Wilson in the front endpaper reads: "For Miss Mary Mason Scott with the best wishes of her devoted friend, Robert Burns Wilson."

The first four lines of a poem are written below this inscription:
"In time O lonely one, in time, Alike the heart's gay and distress, And many a sad thought bound in rhyme, May breathe a measure'd balm no less." The untitled poem is also in the Liberty Hall Collection (catalog number: 2010.01.0008).

To live, O lovely one, in time, like the heart's gay and distress, Tis many a sad thought, hound in rhyme, May breathe a measure'd balm no lens."

A sticker on the front pastedown contains the following information on it: "This edition is limited to two hundred and fifty signed copies, of which this is No. 195RH Russell."

Author Wilson, Robert Burns
Publisher RH Russell
Place of Publication New York
Language English
Subjects American poetry -- 19th century.
People Robert Burns Wilson
Mary Mason Scott
Search Terms Poetry