Benjamin H Coates, Steal not this book, version 1, circa 1808-1812

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Benjamin H Coates, Steal not this book, version 1, circa 1808-1812


Benjamin H. Coates
Cenjamin H Boates
Cen Boates Coby […]
B. H Coates

Steal not this book & grieve thy friend;
But little is it worth
To all but him who was the end
For which it had its birth.
Most property can be transferred;
But this is not like all,
For if, by chance, its owner change
Its value straight will fall.
To me ’tis dear, for it contains
Memorials of my friends;
To any other, all its worth
In bits of paper ends.
But if friends who wrote this book
May not the less be thine,
’Twas not for thee that it was done.
E’en with it thou’llt refrine.

Writer

Benjamin H Coates
Date written
circa 1808-1812
Paper
x in x x in
Pen
Penmanship Style
Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Benjamin H Coates, School Book,
Enoch Lewis Boarding School at New Garden
1808-1812
AM.8243
File name
Benjamin H Coates 17xx-00x-00x-00x

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