Title: A Funeral Elegy, Occasioned by the Tragedy, At Salem near Boston, on Thursday Afternoon, the Seventeenth of June, 1773, : at which Time the Ten following Persons, Seven Women, and Three Men, were drowned, having been out on a Party of Pleasure ...
Seller ID: 53642
Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring 12.5 X 18.5 inches. Folded once, in half, some splitting along the fold, and some chipping to the margins. Very brittle and fragile. Affixed to the remains of a backing paper at the top edge, secured there by a pasted strip of paper. A verse in fifteen numbered stanzas, with cuts of ten initialed coffins at head; first line: "Awake, my muse, and tune the song." A lengthy note following the elegy is signed: "A Friend to the Deceased." The colophon at the bottom reads: "Copied from a broadside in possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., and printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee, of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." This is a facsimile reprint of: [Boston] : Printed and sold by E. Russell, next the cornfield, Union Street, near the market. (Pr. 3 cop.),  (Bristol B3565).