"Not Content With Strife, He Took Away a Life" [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Nowell, Sarah Ann]. In Memoriam, Verses Written on the Barrowford Tragedy, March 4th 1897. [Barrowford, Lancashire (?): S.n., 1897]. 11-1/4" x 8-1/4" broadside, woodcut vignette of a tomb above large headline, main text printed in parallel columns, thick black rules enclosing text and image. Light browning, a few short clean tears and minor creases to edges. [With] Sacred to the Memory of, Sarah Ann Nowell, Aged, 31 Years, Who Died, March 4th. 1897. 3" x 4-1/2" card, text in two columns below headline, thick black rules along margins. Light soiling, minor wear to corners. Together two items. $750. * The main texts of the broadside and card are in verse. They relate to the murder of Sarah Ann Nowell by her husband. The broadside reports that the Nowells "lived a very unhappy life/ For frequent quarrels happened day by day/ And throughout their married life their [sic] seemed nothing else but strife/ Which caused Mrs. Nowell anguish and dismay." One day the husband purchased a gun. "Not content with strife, he took away a life." The card appears to be a souvenir from her funeral. It has eight lines of verse urging the reader to prepare for death. Both items appear to be unrecorded. No copies listed on OCLC or Library Hub.
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