Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book

Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book

by Laura Lawrence
Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book

Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book

by Laura Lawrence

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Overview

A prominent nineteenth century ship captain and attorney, Walter P. Snow, reveals his poetic nature in this collection, transcribed for the first time from a hand-written journal. Snow's poems and essays offer us a glimpse into the life of a romantic young ship captain operating out of Maryland and Louisiana ports and aboard schooners off of Massachusetts and the Tortugas. Several of the poems address historical events, including the Dade Massacre of 1835, a pivotal event in the Seminole Wars, and battles fought during the Mexican-American Wars. His writings also shed light on life in his hometown, the small but thriving community of Snow Hill on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. "My father-land is far behind, And friends and scenes I held most dear, And all that can enchant the mind, With transient gleams of pleasure here; All, save the hope that yet the same Within thy breast is nursed the flame, As when thy fond lips pressed to mine, Confessed thy heart, my love's own shrine." From "Thy Voice. To Ginevra." August 20th, 1837 Baltimore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478747789
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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