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Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Auction:
2300
Lot:
127
Sold for:
$323$275

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), Autograph quotation signed, dated September 12, 1885, titled "The Voiceless", first verse, "We count the broken lyres that rest/Where the sweet wailing singers slumber/But o'er their silent sister's breast/The wild-flowers who will stoop to number?/A few can touch the magic string/And noisy Fame is proud to win them; Alas for those who never sing/But dies with all their music in them!", matted and framed, sight size 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $100-150

Keywords

Dudley-Winthrop family, Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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