[EDITOR'S NOTE: This item has not been previously republished elsewhere. It is included in this collection because of its potential to be the work of Clemens and is deserving of further research and consideration. This item refers to the "Outcroppings" project. Clemens wrote about "Outcroppings," a publication being prepared by his colleague Bret Harte, in three letters to the Enterprise in a letter published January 23, in another dated January 24, and again in February 1866.]
Under this heading the Call advertises "a MS poem founded on an incident connected with St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, Ireland." It seems that "a lady" wants to dispose of said poem. "Some of our wealthy literaries," says the Call, "would probably pay a small sum for the work." Alas! are there any "wealthy literaries?" That's the question. If there are, we haven't the honor of their acquaintance. But does the "lady" propose to sell the "poem" clear out, so that the purchaser can claim the glory of its authorship? If so, doubtless some of our "rejected poets," whom Frank Bret Harte has left out in the cold, will probably purchase it.
[transcribed from microfilm]
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