Carte de la barbarie le la Nigritie et del la Guinée
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Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight
Lee and Shepard 1882 edition. Drawn and Engraved by F. T. Merrill and E. H. Garrett under the supervision of George T. Andrew.
One of the most popular poems of the 19th century, and reputedly a favorite of Queen Victoria, this work has fallen into relative obscurity. It went through countless editions, and this edition is notable for its many engravings.
Thorpe wrote this verse in trochaic heptameter, which has a very classic and dramatic cadence. I have included the entire text of the poem below the last image.