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I've come across quite a bit of sentimental
poetry, especially in the 19th-century newspapers, and I thought
that you might enjoy reading some of the poems that your
great-great grandparents might have cut out and slipped into the
family Bible. Some of them are very sentimental and deal with untimely death, especially the death of a child. Others are humorous. Some are in "dialect," now quite politically incorrect, but they aren't specifically intended to be racist. Dialect poetry and prose were quite popular in the 1800s.
What surprised me the most in all of this was that most of the poems commonly appeared prominently on the newspapers' front pages!
A few of these are especially large files, as the poems tend to be
longer than the average obit or marriage announcement found
elsewhere on this site. I didn't want to break them up by
cutting and pasting into separate pages, so please be patient
while they load.
I have begun
transcribing the most recently added poems for loading time's
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New! Death of the Young
Mother's Eve Pudding
Unusual Recipe in Verse
The New-York Courier
March 8, 1862
To An Early Bee
The Boston Patriot
May 5, 1810
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