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The Gray mare. Or Johnny, the miller, and beautiful Kate.

Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[Enfield, Mass.] : Printed by S. Howe, Enfield, [1838?]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations ; 20 x 22 cm
Supplemental Content Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition
Series Early American imprints. Second series no. 8561. ^A575643
General noteVerse in eight stanzas; first lines: Young Johnny, the miller, has courted of late, a farmer's fair daughter, called beautiful Kate.
General noteDated [ca. 1838] in "Publications of the Howes of Enfield and Greenwich," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1951, v. 60, p. 217-223. See also, Gura, P. "Early nineteenth-century printing in rural Massachusetts: John Howe of Greenwich and Enfield, ca. 1803-45," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1991, v. 101, p. 25-62. Mistakenly dated 1805 by Shaw & Shoemaker.
General noteThe American Antiquarian Society has two variant copies printed from the same setting of type. In one, the printed area measures 14.1 x 17.1 cm. and the spacing between the "h" and "i" in the word "his" in the fifth line of the fifth stanza is greater than that between other contiguous letters. In the other, the printed area measures 13.6 x 17.1 cm. and the spacing between the "h" and "i" is normal. These variations might have occurred if the forme was loosened or tightened during printing.
General noteText printed in two columns.
References Shaw & Shoemaker 8561
Other formsMicroform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction noteElectronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 8561).
Genre/formPoems 1838.

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