Hamlet / President Rutherford B. Hayes Signed Sentiment From Shakespeare Play
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Hamlet / President Rutherford B. Hayes Signed Sentiment From Shakespeare Play:
- President RUTHERFORD B. HAYES Autograph SENTIMENT -- Quotation from SHAKESPEARE’S Famous Tragedy HAMLET -
SUPERB autograph sentiment SIGNED (no place / no date) by U.S. PRESIDENT Rutherford B. Hayes - with a rare reference to a line in Shakespeare’s most famous play HAMLET, the most powerful and influential tragedy in the English language. R. B. Hayes writes, “Use, says Shakespeare, will almost change the stamp of Nature” (HAMLET Act III / Scene IV / Line 168).
Written entirely in President Hayes own hand and SIGNED by him at the conclusion, the SIGNED SENTIMENT reads in full - Strive to know thoroughly your own natural faculties – your defects as well as your strong points, for by attention at well directed efforts you can make your weak points your strong ones. “Use, says Shakespeare, will almost change the stamp of Nature”. Rutherford B. Hayes (signed)
PROVENANCE this signed sentiment was originally sold in the early 1990’s by Goodspeeds, the venerable old Boston bookstore; and it’s being offered for sale for the FIRST time since then.
RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES (1822 – 1893) was the 19TH President of the United States, serving in office from 1877 to 1881. During the Civil War, Hayes was wounded five times and was promoted to the rank of Major General.CONDITION: signed sentiment measures about 4 7/8 x 7 ¾ inches in size and is in fine overall condition. There are some period folds and four mounting traces on the backside or verso of the page, likely from a prior framing (see scans). Rutherford B. Hayes’ signature / autograph is guaranteed authentic. FREE shipping, postage & INSURANCE for U.S. buyers. Postage and insurance charges to Europe will be determined after the sales close and will be calculated on the basis of the buyers shipping address. European shipping costs will include the ACTUAL postal / insurance charges incurred. Please email your questions.