John Greenleaf Whittier Autograph
This framed presentation piece has an engraving of John G. Whittier mounted over a second window with verse in the author's hand on lined paper:
"God's ways seem dark, but soon or late / They touch the shining hills of day; / The evil cannot brook delay, / The good can well afford to wait.
John G. Whittier
For Hannie Dennis / Brooklyn N.Y."
The famous quote is from Whittier's circa 1855 poem, titled in "The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier," "LINES, INSCRIBED TO FRIENDS UNDER ARREST FOR TREASON AGAINST THE SLAVE POWER" and later titled "FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS' SAKE"
Paper label of famous New York autograph dealer Thomas F. Madigan on back