In his day, Ware -- better known as "Ironquill" -- was Kansas' best-known poet, his "Rhymes of Ironquill" reprinted repeatedly; an Iowa veteran of the Civil War, he also wrote the 1911 classic "The Indian War of 1864" and was a well-known attorney and politician. Item #41553
AQS, 1p, 3½" X 4¼", Fort Scott, KS. 5 February 1878. Very good. "Law Office of Eugene F. Ware" printed on verso of this slip, with mounting traces on verso. Ware handsomely pens the text of his brief poem "Adieu," which reads: "Oft the resonance of rhymes / Future hearts and future times / Do impress. / Shall humanity to me, / Like my native prairies, be / Echoeless?" Below this he signs boldly, adding place and date. Interestingly, Ware changes two words from the original printed text of this poem: "Do" normally reads "May" and "native" normally reads "Kansas." Intriguing little piece.