Notes of a Veteran Life Agent.
“Sleep ‘neath crazy quilts of money, / Swim in floods of milk and honey…”
Rather scarce late 19th-century tract written by an enthusiastic life insurance agent who wants to broaden and expand the life insurance field into the thoughts and finances of mainstream America.
Three original poems, 11pages in length, in sum, provide levity and motivation for the enterprising life insurance man. Two of the poems were read aloud before an audience of, yes, life insurance men who gathered in Boston and New York. A sample: “All want we will demolish / And all poverty abolish, / Every man shall roll in clover and on flowery beds of ease, / Sleep ‘neath crazy quilts of money, / Swim in floods of milk and honey…” The modern-day reader may fleetingly ponder if a new sub-genre of American life insurance poetry awaits its nascence; an untapped mine of academic study for the most intrepid of scholars.
Description: Notes of a Veteran Life Agent.
Boston: Standard Publishing, 1887. 50, [4, blank]pp. Cloth, gilt-lettered, modest blocked design. Inscription: “Compliments of the Publishers”. Ex-libris in 19th-century dress: two small labels to upper cover; large label with library’s articles to front pastedown; bookplate to marbled endpaper; light cloth soil; else very good.
OCLC, in America: LOC, University of Kansas, University of South Carolina.