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[Broadside Poem] The Thornless Rose. A Carol for Peace

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Mary Webb. “The Thornless Rose. A Carol for Peace.” Hampstead [n.d., but “1925” is penciled at the bottom of the recto page]. A single folded sheet, printed as a Christmas keepsake. The front bears the gold design of a rose, and reads: “With all Good Wishes / for / Christmas and the New Year.” On the inside upper-left corner, Mary Webb has written: “May be in Weston / next week—& shall / hope to see you.” The poem consists of three four-line stanzas. Morton Luce lived in Weston-super-Mare, on the Bristol coast, as did Henry Webb’s mother. The Webbs may have been planning a holiday visit there, as Mary indicates in this card to Luce that she hopes to see him shortly.