LONG TOM'S PILGRIMAGE [Caption title]. Auxcencio Maria PENA.


[New Haven, CT: 1829]. Broadside with two columns of verse within an ornamental border. 29 x 24 cm. Small tear in lower border, modest soiling at top. American Imprints 39988. OCLC: CT Hist Soc, Yale, AAS, Harvard, Princeton, Brown. "Verse in thirty-two stanzas satirizing an unpopular tutor at Yale College; first line: Let others prate about their bear and fiddle. Written by Auxcencio Maria Pena, a student from Mexico who was afterward expelled, and recited by him in the college chapel. Copies of the printed poem were said to have been concealed, in 1829, between the ceiling and the wood closet door in the front middle room, fourth story, north entry of old South Middle (later Connecticut Hall), where they were discovered after a fire in Dec. 1890. See Yale University. Manuscripts & Archives, where it is also noted that the tutor was said to be George Jones, BA 1823." (see AAS catalogue record). Item #66094

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