Item #16658 Young Ladies Handwritten composition notebook Write Poetry on Studying for Exams: "One bangs the books then grasps them tight, And studies morning noon and night" Composition Book 19 cent Women Education.
Young Ladies Handwritten composition notebook Write Poetry on Studying for Exams: "One bangs the books then grasps them tight, And studies morning noon and night"
Young Ladies Handwritten composition notebook Write Poetry on Studying for Exams: "One bangs the books then grasps them tight, And studies morning noon and night"

Young Ladies Handwritten composition notebook Write Poetry on Studying for Exams: "One bangs the books then grasps them tight, And studies morning noon and night"

Handwritten Journal

[Women Education] 19th Century Handwritten composition notebook of a young woman filled with poems and verses in many hands, dating from 1862-1863. Includes poetry about studying for school examinations and writing compositions. 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Original green boards. 78 pages full of handwritten poems and verses. Handwritten on front end page: “Katie E. Kimmens. Providence 11th Mo., 1862.”

“A week before Examination” “One has a headache, one a cold, One has her neck in flannel rolled; Ask the complaint and you are told, ‘Next week’s examination’…One bangs the books then grasps them tight, And studies morning noon and night, As though she took some strange delight, In these examinations/ The books are marred, defaced and thumbed, The brains with midnight tasks benumed, Still all in that account is summed, Next week’s examinations” “Compositions” “Some have a lesson hard to get, And have not even seen it yet, Ask when what tis that makes them fret, “Oh dear, tis Composition Day”!/ One’s last and cannot find her pen, Another has no paper then, The cause of this but ask of them, And each in sighing tones will say “Oh dear, tis Composition Day”!/ One rises with the morning light, Takes up her pen, begins to write; And seems to take some strange delight, When e’er she hears a scholar say, “Oh dear, tis Composition Day”! Includes poems by well-known writers such as Lord Tennyson (“St. Agnes [Eve]” and “Come Not When I Am Dead”), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (“The Village Blacksmith”), and Thomas Hood (“The Bridge of Sighs”). Also includes poems about the perils of war (“The Soldier’s Dream of Home”) and the difficulty of losing a parent: “I cannot call her Mother” “The marriage rites are over, And, though I turned aside, To keep the guests from seeing, The tears I could not hide, I […] my face in smiling, And led my little brother, To greet my father’s chosen, But I could not call her Mother.” Light toning to first page and occasional light stains throughout. Very good condition.

Item #16658

Price: $285.00