To the public [electronic resource] / By F. Emmons
- Emmons, F. (Frederick), approximately 1824-
- [Brookfield, N.Y.?] : [publisher not identified], 
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 18+ x 11 cm
- Verse in nine stanzas; first line: Kind friends! pray read this simple tale., "The bearer lost his arm by being caught by a band, which drew it over the drum, bringing the arm around the shaft, dislocating it at the elbow, and throwing the severed part across the shop with great force. He sells these lines to gain a livlihood [sic] for himself and family. Small favors thankfully received.", The American Antiquarian Society copy is mutilated, lacking all after the third line of the seventh stanza. Another edition, from a different setting of type and in which livelihood is correctly spelled, is dated "October, 1864.", Frederick Emmons is listed at Brookfield, N.Y. in the U.S. censuses for 1850 and 1870. Another begging poem by Emmons, Appeal to friends, is dated 1860 at nearby Leonardsville, N.Y., Printed area, including ornamental border, measures 16.1+ x 8.1 cm., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 1994).
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