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For light on these see E. H. Cady, "William Dean Howells in Italy: Some Bibliographical Notes," Symposium, VII (1953), 147-153.


W. M. Gibson and G. Arms, A Bibliography of William Dean Howells (1948), p. 7.


This information, as well as the sheet-music itself, came through Mr. Chet Lampson, editor of The Jefferson Gazette (successor to the Howells family newspaper, The Ashtabula Sentinel) and expert Western Reserve historian, collector, and book-hunter.


Gibson and Arms, p. 45.


One cannot be sure, reconstructing it from its sheet-music divisions, that Howells' verses or even lines were precisely those given here.


These lines were repeated in the sheet-music, for purpose of the song-writer, not the poet, I think.


See International Who's Who in Music and Musical Gazetteer, ed. César Saerchinger (1918), p. 44.