This Unitarian clergyman wrote a number of volumes and served as chaplain of the U.S. Senate, among various distinguished posts, but would not be remembered today were it not for one short story first published in 1863 -- "The Man Without a Country." Item #47066
AQS, 4½" X 2½", n.p., n.y. Very good. Moderately age toned, with right edge a bit chipped. Hale pens a quotation from Phillipians (3:13-14): "Forgetting those things that / are behind, -- and reaching / forth unto those things which / are before," signing boldly below. This has been simply framed against black matte in a 9" X 7" black picture frame, with brass plaque affixed to lower edge on which is engraved: "Edward E. Hale / Author / 'The Man Without a / Country.'" When asked to pen a sentiment, Hale most often wrote "Look up and not down; Look forward and not back; Look out and not in; - Lend a Hand!" but this Phillipians Biblical passage is seen far less frequently.