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Dated London, 5 April, 1851. A four line nonsense rhyme: "Simon Brodie had a cow, / He lost his cow and he could not find her. / When he had done what man could do, / The cow came home and her tail behind her.". Carlyle would sometimes respond in this way to requests for his autograph using this or some other seemingly nonsensical rhyme, perhaps remembered from his rural Scottish origin (see Carlyle Letters Online, letter to Carlyle from his wife dated 14 September, 1851, footnote 2. The letter points to a useful moral). One page, three folds, mounting adhesions along one edge of the obverse. In Very Good condition.
Title: Autograph Quotation, Signed.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: carlyle,t.thomas.450datedlondon,5april,1851.afourl