Autograph Quotation Signed.

Sometimes called the "Nestor of American Literature," this American poet, editor and critic made his home the celebrated center of New York literary life with his wife, novelist and poet Elizabeth D.B. Stoddard; "Poems" (1852) and "Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" (1865) are among his books. AQS, 1p, 5" X 4", n.p., n.y. Near fine. On lined paper, Stoddard boldly pens the full text (two stanzas) of his noted poem "Birds," which reads: "Birds are singing round my window, / Tunes the sweetest ever heard; / And I hang my cage there daily, / But I never catch a bird. / So with thoughts my brain is people, / And they sing there all day long; / But they will not fold their pinions / In the little cage of Song!" Signed boldly at the close. Item #27023

Price: $125.00

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