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c. 1780 “The Happy Man” An Original New England Poem

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c. 1780 Revolutionary War Era, Original Manuscript Unique New England Poem titled, "THE HAPPY MAN", Fine.

This original 18th Century manuscript example of Poetry created by an anonymous poet, was located in New England according to its consignor. Entitled "THE HAPPY MAN", this poem was written to celebrate a happy marriage. Handwritten in excellent clear script on a single piece of laid period paper measuring 8" x 12.5". A separation on the top horizontal fold has been conserved on the front and back sides with barely visible, archival tape. This is a quaint, yet seemingly timely poem that reads, in part: “How happy is the man / Who has a quiet home / Who loves to do what good he can / And hates the daemond (demon) rum...”. A wonderful late Colonial era manuscript poem.
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