Sunday, August 13, 2017

Book of the Day: 19th century Carolinas minister E.A. Wingard was also a well-regarded poet.


From our Carolinas collections, a rare example of the works of a South Carolina minister and poet:

Wingard, E.A., Echoes and Other Poems (Newberry, SC: Lutheran Publication Board, 1899). Wingard (1849-1900) was ordained in the Lutheran Church in 1875 and called to St. Paul’s in Columbia, SC in 1887. He served in that pulpit until his death; this book was published the year before he passed away. 170 pp of poetry covering a variety of subjects, ranging from war to memoria, religious poems and hymns and a miscellany that includes his Ode on Laying the Corner-Stone Y.M.C.A. Building, Columbia, S.C.  Hardcover, red boards, no dust jacket. Very good condition. HBB price: $25.

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