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[Typescript Poem] “Winter”

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Mary Webb. “Winter.” Typescript poem, one leaf, 6¼″ x 6½″, white wove paper. Thirty lines, one ink correction. Trimmed from a larger sheet. Small hole in top margin, and penciled number “59” in upper-right corner. A tender love poem reflecting the deep happiness Mary felt while living with Henry at Rose Cottage in Pontesbury after her marriage. Seeking individual freedom, Henry and Mary Webb lived close to nature in a quiet country house, growing their own food and working at their writing with little intrusion from the outside world.