B. Fenwick: Allegorical poem to S.Stanislaus, 1818, 1/1/1818
Scope and Contents
A fable, addressed to S. Stanislaus (Smith) on her clothing day by Benedict Fenwick. It begins with the words: "A fable or a curious little story; in which are pourtrayed (sic) the artful and vain attempts of the Devil, under the figure of a Tom-Cat upon a certain little Nun in the Monastery of Mount Carmel, under the figure of a Mouse." In his first note, Fenwick explains who Mother Mouse is: "Under this is designated our Holy Mother the Church who like a tender Parent takes care not only to give her children true and correct instruction but likewise to lay down for them rules by which they may attain to a holy life thereby rendering their days happy here and securing heaven hereafter."
- Creation: 1/1/1818
- FENWICK, BENEDICT (LATER BISHOP OF BOSTON) (Person)
- FENWICK, BENEDICT AND S.STANISLAUS, POETRY (Person)
- POETRY, PORT TOBACCO, BENEDICT FENWICK (Person)
From the Record Group: 3 linear feet