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William Lloyd Garrison Lovely AQS from "Human Equality"
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William Lloyd Garrison Lovely AQS from "Human Equality"



1p autograph quotation beautifully inscribed by American reformer William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), and signed by him as "Wm. Lloyd Garrison" near the center. Written in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 1876. On cream paper. The slightest of edge darkening and isolated minor foxing, else near fine. 6.75" x 8.25".



In full:



"Though woman never can be man,

By change of sex, and a' that,

To equal rights, 'gainst class or clan,

Her claim is just, for a' that.

For a' that, and a' that,

Her Eden slip, and a' that;

In all that makes a living soul

She matches man, for a' that!


Wm. Lloyd Garrison.


Boston, July 23, 1876."



Garrison penned this octave, or 8-line excerpt, from his 9-stanza poem "Human Equality". In contemporary newspapers, Garrison's "Human Equality" was published as a "Supplemental to 'A Man's A Man for A' That'", a 1795 song composed by Robert Burns. In the Scottish poet's original five-octave poem, Burns had argued for political equality. Garrison expanded this egalitarianism to encompass women in "Human Equality". Thus, Garrison creatively adopted Burns's use of dialect, rhyming pattern, form, and sentiment in "Human Equality".



William Lloyd Garrison was one of the most influential social reformers of nineteenth-century America. Through writing, newspaper editing, lecturing, taking on leadership roles, and engaging in other forms of political activism, Garrison dedicated his life to lobbying for temperance, woman's suffrage, and the abolition of slavery. Garrison co-founded and edited Boston's socially minded newspaper The Liberator between 1831-1865. In addition to serving as a platform for the anti-slavery movement, The Liberator also provided a stage for woman's suffrage. It frequently reproduced speeches, editorials, and other legislative updates pertaining to female equality.



This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



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William Lloyd Garrison Lovely AQS from "Human Equality"

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Garrison William

William Lloyd Garrison Lovely AQS from "Human Equality"



1p autograph quotation beautifully inscribed by American reformer William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), and signed by him as "Wm. Lloyd Garrison" near the center. Written in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 1876. On cream paper. The slightest of edge darkening and isolated minor foxing, else near fine. 6.75" x 8.25".



In full:



"Though woman never can be man,

By change of sex, and a' that,

To equal rights, 'gainst class or clan,

Her claim is just, for a' that.

For a' that, and a' that,

Her Eden slip, and a' that;

In all that makes a living soul

She matches man, for a' that!


Wm. Lloyd Garrison.


Boston, July 23, 1876."



Garrison penned this octave, or 8-line excerpt, from his 9-stanza poem "Human Equality". In contemporary newspapers, Garrison's "Human Equality" was published as a "Supplemental to 'A Man's A Man for A' That'", a 1795 song composed by Robert Burns. In the Scottish poet's original five-octave poem, Burns had argued for political equality. Garrison expanded this egalitarianism to encompass women in "Human Equality". Thus, Garrison creatively adopted Burns's use of dialect, rhyming pattern, form, and sentiment in "Human Equality".



William Lloyd Garrison was one of the most influential social reformers of nineteenth-century America. Through writing, newspaper editing, lecturing, taking on leadership roles, and engaging in other forms of political activism, Garrison dedicated his life to lobbying for temperance, woman's suffrage, and the abolition of slavery. Garrison co-founded and edited Boston's socially minded newspaper The Liberator between 1831-1865. In addition to serving as a platform for the anti-slavery movement, The Liberator also provided a stage for woman's suffrage. It frequently reproduced speeches, editorials, and other legislative updates pertaining to female equality.



This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



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