CONRAD, Joseph, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Writer and master mariner.
Autograph stanza signed ('J. Conrad'), 1 page small 4to, dated 1911, in an autograph album of 142 numbered pages with unrelated sketches, quotations, etc.
'I set the tripod on thy shrine
The silver bowl, the amber flame
And in the dark where no stars shine
I speak thy name.'


Here entitled by Conrad 'A remembered Stanza', this is an extract from 'Invocation', a four-verse poem by the American poet, novelist and campaigner for women's suffrage, Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942). 'Invocation' was first published in McClure's Magazine in May 1911, the year Conrad wrote in this album. It was later included in her collection of poems, Wings in the Night (1918). She is best known for her novel in verse, The White Cliffs (1940), which sold over a million copies worldwide and in 1944 was made into the film The White Cliffs of Dover.
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