How Blessed is He who takes his Pleasure (Wie Selig Ist Der Seyn Ergötzen)

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How Blessed is He who takes his Pleasure (Wie Selig Ist Der Seyn Ergötzen)

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Item No: frk00336v
Title: How Blessed is He who takes his Pleasure (Wie Selig Ist Der Seyn Ergötzen)
Creation Date: 8/12/1807
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 274
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: FS
Transcription:

6. Vielleicht wird sich Das Blat wenden, Die Unschuld kommt noch wohl ans Licht. wer andre Augen will verblinden, besteht doch \ in die Länge nicht, es wird noch durch die Zeit bescheinet, wers redlich oder falsch gemeinet, verschwiegenheit ist meine \ Ruh, ich sehe viel und schweig darzu. \

Geschrieben im Jahr Ein Tausend Acht Hundert und Sieben den 12 August, von mir Susanna Hübner \


Translation:

6. Maybe the page will turn. The innocence shall yet come to light. Whoever wants to blind other eyes does not last in the long run. It will be illuminated by time whoever means it rightly and falsely. Reticence is my rest; I hear much and remain quiet about it.

Written in the year one Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven, August 12, by me, Susanna Hübner.


Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text is in the lower portion of the document. This is the reverse of FLP 336. Susanna Hübner was an unmarried Schwenkfelder woman who lived her entire life in Worcester Township, where she made numerous fraktur for her nieces and nephews.


Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

“Susanna Hübner” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 418-419.


Dennis K. Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1997), pp. 74-96.


Irene N. Walsh, “The Frakturs of Susanna Heebner,” The Magazine Antiques 149, no. 2 (February 1996): 274-283; published as plate 5.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Montgomery]
City/Town/Township:[Worcester]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and artist’s location

Image Dimensions Width: 20.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 336
Creator Name: Susanna Hübner (1750-1818) - Decorator
Susanna Hübner (1750-1818) - Scrivener

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