Book/Printed Material Abou Ben Adhem. [186-].

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ABOU BEN ADHEM.

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:— Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, “What writest thou?”—The vision rais'd its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord,

“And is mine one?” said Abou. “Nay, not so,” Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still; and said,“I pray thee then, “Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.”

The angel wrote, and vanish'd. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And show'd the names whom love of God had bless'd, And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.

love beautiful poem, in the hand 1861, to Ferd. J. Dreer, by

The original manuscript of the writing of the author, was presented Thornton Hunt, Esq., son of the poet.

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Title
Abou Ben Adhem. [186-].
Contributor Names
Hunt, Thornton.
Created / Published
1860.
Subject Headings
-  United States
Genre
Broadsides
Notes
-  Abou Ben Adhem.; Verse.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML.
-  Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 159, Folder 32.
Medium
1 p.; 27.5 x 18 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Portfolio 159, Folder 32
Source Collection
Broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets from America and Europe
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.15903200
OCLC Number
rbpe15903200
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
Description
Abou Ben Adhem.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 159, Folder 32.

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