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[Typescript Poem] “The Little Hill”

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Mary Webb. “The Little Hill.” Typescript poem, one leaf, 6¾″ x 8″, white wove watermarked paper. Thirteen lines, two minor corrections. Cut from a larger sheet; the upper-left corner has been trimmed away and has a small hole. Penciled number “39” (?) in upper-right corner. Mary was inspired by the dense woods near Spring Cottage, on the southern end of Lyth Hill. Webb had a pantheistic love of her Shropshire countryside, which was essential to her mind and being: “Here some calm Presence takes me by the hand, / And all my heart is lifted by the chant / of them that lean aslant.”