A literary man in distress
The New York Daily Tribune, January 14, 1856
(from Odd Bits and Morsels... at the vast Voices From Nineteenth Century America
via Daily Jive)
A "Shaggy Dog Story" involving a Poet
(From The Salisbury And Winchester Journal
and General Advertiser of Wilts, Hants, Dorset, and Somerset.
Monday, May 8, 1826 via Philobiblon )