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