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On the Dark Day May 19th 1780 [electronic resource].

Publication:
[Massachusetts? : s.n., between 1810 and 1830?]
Series:
Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 20953.
Format/Description:
Book
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 26 x 22 cm.
Subjects:
Curiosities and wonders -- Poetry.
Disasters -- Religious aspects -- Poetry.
Forest fires -- New England.
Repentance -- Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Broadsides.
Poems -- 1810.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
Verse in twenty-two stanzas; first lines: Let us adore, and bow before the sovereign Lord of might.
The darkness which extended over much of New England was presumably the result of smoke and ashes from a forest fire, trapped in the atmosphere by excessive moisture. Cf. Bumgardner, G.B. American broadsides, 1971, no. 57.
Included in Ford, W.C. Broadsides, ballads, &c. printed in Massachusetts. Imprint dates suggested by typography.
Text in two columns; printed area measures 19.4 x 14.1 cm.
Electronic 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. 20953).
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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