|Catalog Number||811 WIL 1898|
|Date of Publication||1898|
|Title||The Shadows of the Trees and Other Poems|
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|
|Place of Publication||New York|
American poetry -- 19th century.
Robert Burns Wilson
Mary Mason Scott