Reward of Merit for George Hess

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Reward of Merit for George Hess

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Item No: frk00579
Title: Reward of Merit for George Hess
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Reward of Merit \ to \ George Hess
Holy Bible!
Within this awful Volume lies \ The Mystery of Mysteries; \ O! Happiest they of Human race, \ To whom our God has given grace \ To see, to read, to fear, to Pray! \ To lift the latch and force the way, \ But better had they ne’er been born \ Who read to doubt or read to scorn!
 


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Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is an open bible. The verse in Roman script is within it. The dedication in Fraktur is in the upper and lower center of the document. Small drawings, often lacking inscriptions and referred to as bookmarks by collectors, were given by schoolmasters to their students as rewards for good behavior and scholastic accomplishments.


Associated Names: Hess, George
Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 12.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 579
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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