_The Keepsake_

Note: THE MORTAL IMMORTAL

September, 1997

Mary Shelley's short story 'The Mortal Immortal' was first published in The Keepsake for 1834. It is certainly one of her most well-known short stories, and it has been republished numerous times since its first publication (for more information, see the Print history of 'The Mortal Immortal').

[cover of The Keepsake for 1834 - link to Steve Jones' note on The Keepsake]

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"The Alloy" by J. H. Lowther

September, 1997

This poem appears immediately after Mary Shelley's 'The Mortal Immortal' in its first publication in The Keepsake for 1834, p. 87.

THE ALLOY

by J. H. L[owther]

"A KISS ere we part,"
Cries the girl I adore;
"Come, come to my heart,
And embrace me once more."

Alas! My Louise,
What pure transports can flow
From moments like these,
Which conduct us to wo?

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