Manuscript Fair Copy of the part of the Poem "An Untimely Thought." 10 lines, unsigned. The first ten lines of the poem only. Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

Manuscript Fair Copy of the part of the Poem "An Untimely Thought." 10 lines, unsigned. The first ten lines of the poem only.

Boston: Atlantic Monthly Letterhead, nd.

1 page. 1 vols. 8vo. VG Item #256387

AN UNTIMELY THOUGHT.

I WONDER what day of the week—
I wonder what month of the year—
Will it be midnight, or morning,
And who will bend over my bier?

—What a hideous fancy to come
As I wait, at the foot of the stair,
While Lilian gives the last touch
To her robe, or the rose in her hair.

Do I like your new dress— pompadour?
And do I like you? On my life,
You are eighteen, and not a day more,
And have not been six years my wife.

Those two rosy boys in the crib
Up-stairs are not ours, to be sure!—
You are just a sweet bride in her bloom,
All sunshine, and snowy, and pure.

As the carriage rolls down the dark street
The little wife laughs and makes cheer—
But... I wonder what day of the week,
I wonder what month of the year.

Price: $150.00