AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT GENERAL GORDON OF KHARTOUM

[Gordon of Khartoum and Gravesend] Two Manuscripts Poems on General Gordon by 'L.S.H. | Feb.85 and by the Rev. G.D.A. Morshead | Winchester.~c.1885. L.S.H.'s poem dated a month after Gordon's heroic death.~A. [L.S.H.], Title Indelible Disgrace | The Premi

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[General Gordon of Khartoum] L.S.H. [initials] AND G.D.A. Morshead.
Gordon 2
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Gordon 2

A. [L.S.H.], Title "Indelible Disgrace | The Premier | (written after reading Gordon's Last despatch)", one page, 8vo, fold marks, small closed tear on fold, some foxing mainly on folds, sonnet, essentially about the betrayal of Gordon, commences, "He heeds it not! but still with brazen face | Dares to excuse the deed we blush to name [...] The voice of one who cried for help in vain [...]"; B. G.D.A. Morshead "On General Gordon", 12mo, obl., fold marks, foxing but text clear, six lines commencing, "By those for whom he lived, he died, his land | Awoke too late [...] Oh!

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