TUPPER, Martin. 5554



Autograph Poem signed ‘Martin Farquhar Tupper’, beginning “So help me, God! – my heart at every turn/ Of life’s wide wilderness implores Thee still…” 3 stanzas on a card album page 10 x 8 inches, in fine condition. 27 October 1883. Martin Tupper (1810-89) achieved incredible success with his Proverbial Philosophy, which sold never less than 5000 copies per year in England for 25 years. This phenomenon gained him savage parodies in the literary world, such as by C.L.Dodgson in The New Belfry of Christ Church (1872).