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'Weh Down Souf by D. Webster Davis

'Weh Down Souf

The embossed cover of D. Webster Davis's 'Weh Down Souf (1897) features an illustration of orange trees and a sunburst. The volume contains forty-two poems by the author, including the dialect poem that gives the collection its title.

Original Author: Daniel Webster Davis, author; Elizabeth Geary, cover design

Created: 1897

Medium: Book cover

Courtesy of HathiTrust Digital Library

'Weh Down Souf

The frontispiece of 'Weh Down Souf (1897), a collection of forty-two poems by D. Webster Davis, depicts a plantation mistress sitting next to an ill enslaved woman and reading the Bible to her. The scene comes from "Ol' Mistis," a dialect poem included in the volume.

Citation: 'Weh Down Souf, and Other Poems. PS1514 .D56 1897. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Daniel Webster Davis, author; William L. Sheppard, artist

Created: 1897

Medium: Title page and frontispiece

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • 'Weh Down Souf

    The embossed cover of D. Webster Davis's 'Weh Down Souf (1897) features an illustration of orange trees and a sunburst. The volume contains forty-two poems by the author, including the dialect poem that gives the collection its title.

    Original Author: Daniel Webster Davis, author; Elizabeth Geary, cover design

    Created: 1897

    Medium: Book cover

    Courtesy of HathiTrust Digital Library

  • 'Weh Down Souf

    The frontispiece of 'Weh Down Souf (1897), a collection of forty-two poems by D. Webster Davis, depicts a plantation mistress sitting next to an ill enslaved woman and reading the Bible to her. The scene comes from "Ol' Mistis," a dialect poem included in the volume.

    Citation: 'Weh Down Souf, and Other Poems. PS1514 .D56 1897. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Daniel Webster Davis, author; William L. Sheppard, artist

    Created: 1897

    Medium: Title page and frontispiece

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections