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A small book or pamphlet containing poems, ballads, stories, or religious tracts.

[chap(man) + book (so called because it was originally sold by chapmen).]
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(Historical Terms) a book of popular ballads, stories, etc, formerly sold by chapmen or pedlars
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a small book or pamphlet of tales, ballads, tracts, or poems.
[1790–1800; chap (as in chapman) + book]
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Although Lyndon Johnson once referred to Hamer as "that illiterate woman," Hamer was in fact a determined autodidact and voracious intellectual; Redmond's chapbook does a great job of celebrating Fannie Lou Hamer's vivacity, bravery, and brilliance.
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Burns scholars have differed in the attention they have paid to its earlier separate appearances in chapbook form.
LAURA BYLENOK'S poetry appears in Pleiades, Guernica, Subtropics, North American Review, and elsewhere, and her chapbook, a/0, is available from DIAGRAM/ New Michigan Press.
In the service of these broader arguments, this essay motivates a reading of one particular homemade book, Dorothy Wordsworth's commonplace chapbook, a circumscribed collection of poetic "consolations" that occurs within Wordsworth's commonplace book.