Book submission: Lalla Rookh

Title: Lalla Rookh
Author: Moore, Thomas
Publication date: New York, 1851
Library: Butler, Columbia
Call number: 825M78 Q51
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
Description:

Inscription in ink on the front free endpaper, dated April 17, 1854:

“Love: what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear,
A seventh heaven in a glass, a whirlwind in a sigh,
The lightning in a touch, a millennium in a moment.
Tupper”

(the quotation is from Martin F. Tupper’s Proverbial Philosophy)

With a follow-up inscription in pencil:

Tempest in a teapot!
Feb. 6th, 1858

Attributed to a name I can’t quite make out (perhaps “Fanny”?), possibly the former owner of the book, who is reflecting ruefully on his or her former inscription.

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