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Catalog Number 1989.21.12
Object Name Calendar
Title Guelph Mercury Address & Calendar, given at Christmas from the Paper Boy
Date 1886
Year Range from 1886
Year Range to 1886
Description Flyer with New Year's address and Calendar given out at Christmas by the Guelph Mercury Paper Boy. One rectangular sheet of aged paper, folded in half to form four pages. Cover has a green and gold printed border decorated with leaves. In space inside border and printed in red and blue is: "1886 Mercury Address and Calendar Carrier Boy Guelph, Ontario." When open, both pages, printed in blue, have a similar border to that on the cover. On the left side is printed a poem celebrating the New Year: "ADDRESS THE OLD AND NEW /
The Year is dead/ The Ancient Monarch, grim and sere/ Bears off the griefs that filled the Past, / The clash of arms that marred the year.//
The Old Year's dead: Adown the corridors of Time, with shimmering scythe, in wrap of snow, / He takes out troubles and our woe, / And leaves us the glad Christmas chime. // The Young Year lives! / With joyous shout the rosy youth,/ From out the Future vague and dim, / With lusty lungs and fleet of limb,/ Brings Peace, Love, Purity and Truth.//
The Young Year lives! / The Past is dead: new hopes revive; The disappointments, grief and tears Lie buried in the numbered years - Lie in the grave of Eighty-Five.
Guelph, 1st January 1886."
Printed in blue on the right side of the fold is a calendar for 1886.
The back is blank.
Search Terms Guelph Mercury
Dimensions 22.0 x 18.25 cm. - L x W (when closed)
36.5 x 22.0 cm. - L x W (when open)