Pallid Moon

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The moon was pallid, but not faint;
And beautiful as some fair saint.

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Artist

Name:
Benham, Jane E.
Dates:
1829-1904
Country:
UK

Illustration

Subject:
People
Technique:
Wood Engraving
Engraver:
Vizetelly, Henry
Format:
Portrait (taller)
Source:
The Boston Public Library, the Internet Archive

Book

Title:
Poems (Longfellow)
Author:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Publisher:
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852
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Description:

The moon is represented as a half-naked woman standing on a cloud and wearing a gown which covers only the top of her head. She bears a crescent in her hands, which she holds above her head.

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