J[ulia] M[errill] Moores


John Muir


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King Death.King Death was a rare old fellow! He sat where no sun could shine; And he lifted his hand so yellow, And poured out his coal-black wine. Hurrah! for the coal black wine!There came to him many a Maiden, Where eyes had forgot to shine; And widows with grief [illegible] laden, For a draught of his sleepy wine. Hurrah! for the coal-black wine! The Scholar left all his learning; The Poet his fanced woes; And the Beauty her bloom returning Like life to the fading rose. Hurrah! for the coal-black wine!All came to the royal old fellow Who laughed till his eyes dropped brine, 00856


[Indianapolis ?]

Date Original

[ca. 1870's]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1194

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Page 1


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