JEAN INGELOW HANDWRITTEN POETRY SIGNED, "Jean Ingelow", 7 x 8.5, black ink, c. 1880, by 19th Century English poet and novelist. In part: "Autograph for the Rev. Jessie Gilbert [Staten Island, NY minister]: I took a year out of my life and story - A dead year, and said 'I will hew thee a tomb!' - All the kings of the nations hi in glory!...Cased in cedar...in linen and precious unguents aloe - Painted with cinnabar and rich with gold. - Silent they rest...Sealed from the moth & the owl & the flittermouse - Each with his name on his brow - All the kings of the nations hi in glory - Every one in his own house - then why not thou?" THIS MAY BE AN ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED UNPUBLISHED POEM. WE COULD NOT FIND IT IN ANY OF HER PUBLICATIONS. Age toning, usual folds, tape stain at bottom left, mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise in fine condition
Jean Ingelow (1820 – 1897) was an English poet and novelist, who became suddenly popular in 1863 with the publication of her Poems. In the United States, her poems obtained great public acclaim. She also wrote several stories for children including Mopsa the Fairy (1869) which was one of her most popular works.