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Sam Houston, the romantic, pens a touching four line poem on the virtues of women
[Washington?], [c.1846-1859] Autograph Manuscript Signed, "Sam Houston," likely as Senator, 1 page, 5.5" x 4.5", [no place, no date], a four-line poem originally inscribed in a woman's memory book. Light toning from previous matting, a few minor contemporary ink smudges, else very good to fine condition with a large, bold signature. Apart from his reputation as the hero of San Jacinto and founder of Texas, Houston was something of a romantic. Writing in an a hostess' memory book, beneath the title "Texas" (accomplished in another hand), Houston writes in full: "Woman is lovely to the sightAs gentle as the dews of even,As bright as mornings earliest lightAnd spotless at the snows of Heaven." Though undated, it is likely that Houston probably accomplished this poem during his years in Washington representing Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1
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