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Short poem

Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)

My Autograph

              1    What -- write my name!
              2        How vain the feeble trust,
              3        To be remembered
              4    When the hand is dust --
              5Grieve rather that the talents freely given
              6Were used for earth -- not treasured up for Heaven!


1] This is the first poem in the manuscript.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library MS. 3080, holograph collection of poems, "Written for Agnes Dunbar FitzGibbon, with the love and blessing of her old Mother Susanna Moodie -- March -- 6th -- 1866."
First publication date: 1999
Publication date note: RPO
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1999.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/4

Composition date: 6 March 1666
Composition date note: (Belleville)
Rhyme: abcbdd

Other poems by Susanna Moodie