Christmas Eve 2020 is a fitting day for Glenn to look back to a Christmas poem published in the Maryland Gazette 250 years ago on today's #AnnapolisHistory post:
"I must admit right up front to not having a great appreciation for 18th-century poetry. I find much of it to be pretty heavy going, and this piece is no exception to the rule. Unsurprisingly for a Christmas poem of 1770, this one starts out as a paean to the birth of the Christ Child. But after a somewhat curious middle section in which the newborn babe delivers a 24-line soliloquy of rhyming couplets, things get more interesting..."
Read the poem here: https://historicannapolis.wixsite.com/hablog/post/rising-joys
Christmas Eve 2020 is a fitting day to look back to a Christmas poem published in the Maryland Gazette 250 years ago. The verses penned by “P. K_N___DY” (perhaps a Mr. Kennedy?) were dedicated to Robert Eden, the last appointed proprietary governor of Maryland. I must admit right up front to not...