16055

STUNG IN THE EYE BY A BEE

Manuscript Poem titled •In Memory of J. Ellen Gee of Kew who died in Consequence of being stung in the Eye.

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4to., single page, written in one hand, one side, has been folded, some wear at centre of the fold.

£225.00

SKU: 16055

Product Description

A poem of 26 lines on the tragic misfortune which happened to a young lady. Versions of the poem with textual variations appeared •The New Monthly Magazine’ (post 1814), then in •Hobart Town Courier’ (25th April 1829), and in •A Collection of Newspaper Extracts’ in 1842. All these versions have the same variations from the original text. Another poem titled •Elegy to the memory of Miss Emily Kay [cousin to Miss Ellen Gee] who lately died at Ewell, and was buried in Essex’ was published in •The Hobart Town Courier’ on the 9th of May, 1829. This may be the original manuscript but more likely a copy for circulation.