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“The Bottle” by Stopford Brooke

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this week's manuscript is by Stopford Brooke, an Irish writer whose humorous poem, "The Bottle," is now part of the Mary Lago Collection.  While on a picnic with George and Rosalind Howard, Earl and Countess of Carlisle, Brooke threw a wine bottle into a pond at Hampton Court Palace. The Howards became obsessed with sinking the bottle, but failed to do so.




Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is head of the Special Collections and Rare Books department.

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