Indianapolis: McCormick & Co., 1892. 47pp. plus frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Original cream printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, contents clean. Institutional ink and perforation stamp on title page. Very good. Item #2177
Poetry written by this Indiana author while at Heidelberg University in Germany. Cuppy went on to be an author and editor, working at the Chicago University Press among other establishments. Most notably herein, section two of the work is "In Dialect," with six poems featured in a rural Hoosier dialect, most of which seem to discuss the seasonal weather. One piece, titled "Winter" reads: "'Long this winter, I hain't been doin' much / But jes piddle' round, chop wood an' feed. / I made Tom Markham's boy a krutch, / An' a sled for Marg'ret Reed. / I've done my chores around the house, / Mended up my geers, sharpened my tools, / Fixed traps to ketch a rat er mouse, / An' sheared my naber's mules." We locate five copies in OCLC -- Brown University, Library of Congress, Yale, Indiana State Library, and Indiana Historical Society.