This is an artificial collection, created by pulling together scans of mendicant literature and ephemera from various Center for the History of Medicine collections.
First line: Shrouded in darkness.
At head of title: To the public. Geoge W. Crawford, having become crippled, and not willing to become a burden to the public, after suffering acutely for over ten years, takes this means of gaining a livelihood, and most respectfully craves your…
"Written in the Surgical Institute, Indianapolis, Ind."
Begins: Now bards have sung and poets wrote. "Lost his leg at the battle of Fredricksburg, December 13, 1862, and his arm while firing a salute, February 22, 1869, at Harrisburg."
First line: What is my name, from whence I came. "Stranger, I know not who you be, nor whether charitably inclined, but in the name of humanity I appeal to your charity. Buy this ballad of me, and remember,