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John Howard Payne

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 6, 2019
1. John Howard Payne Marker
Inscription.  To the memory of John Howard Payne, the author of Home Sweet Home. A student at Union College in the Class of 1810.

‘Mid the pleasures and palaces
Though I may roam
Be it ever so humble
There’s no place like home
A charm from the sky
Seems to hallow us there
Which seek thro’ the world
Is never met elsewhere
Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.

An exile from home,
Splendor dazzles in vain.
Oh! Give me my lowly
Thatch’ed cottage again;
The birds singing gaily
That come at my call-
Give me them, with the peace
Of mind dearer than all.
Home Sweet Home
Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home.
There’s no place like home.

How sweet ‘tis to sit ‘neath
A fond father’s smile.
And the cares of a mother
To sooth and beguile.
Let others delight ‘mid new pleasures to roam.
But give me Oh! Give me
The pleasures of home!
Home Sweet Home
Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home.
There’s
John Howard Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 6, 2019
2. John Howard Payne Marker
no place like home.

To thee I’ll return.
Over-burdened with care.
The heart’s dearest solace
Will smile some there.
No more from that cottage
Again will I roam.
Be it ever so humble.
There’s no place like home.
Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home.
There’s no place like home.

John Howard Payne
MDCCCXIII
 
Erected 1911 by Alumni and Friends of Union College.
 
Location. 42° 48.886′ N, 73° 55.899′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Library Lane, on the right when traveling west on Union Street. Touch for map. On the gate post nearest to the intersection of Union Street and Union Avenue. Across the street from St. John’s. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nott Terrace High School (about 500 feet away); Nott Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away); Schenectady Police Department (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski
John Howard Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 6, 2019
3. John Howard Payne Marker
The back of the pillar displays the song “Home Sweet Home”.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Schenectady's Little Italy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schenectady (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Also see . . .
1. Home Sweet Home. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. John Payne. John Payne had a very interesting life. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Looking towards Nott Memorial from the gate image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 6, 2019
4. Looking towards Nott Memorial from the gate
 
More. Search the internet for John Howard Payne.
 
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