Loveknot with Drawing

Loveknot with Drawing

Item Info

Item No: frk00703
Title: Loveknot with Drawing
Scripts/Text: Roman print
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

[along lower edge]
There is dew for the flowret, \ and honey for the bee, \ And bowers for the wild birds, \ And love for you and me.
There are tears for the many, \ And pleasures for the few, \ But let the world pass on, dear, \ There is love for you and me.
There is care that will not leave us, \ And Pain that will not flee, \ But on our hearth unulred; \ Sits love tween you and me.
Our love it never was reckoned, \ Yet good it is and true, \ It’s half the word to me, dear; \ It’s all the world to you.

[in knot]
To the fairest of the female sex I send an emblem of my love without an end crossing winding turning in an out never ceasing turning round about as you see it lying and turns here so close thy beauty prove to be a snare therfore dear creature let they goodness shine in beams of comfort from a passive mind so that the ravished soul raised by thy smiles may pass to rural bliss forgetting all its toiles forgetting all its toiles so that true love may be still in blissful action and ever more be tending to perfection that all the crosses in the lot of love may be disdained if you will constant prove now lovely fair at all times him Remember that gave this knot the [blank] of [blank] Anno Domini 18 [blank]

Category: Love Letter (Liebesbrief)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. On the left side of the document are a man and a woman standing on a striped rug. They are dressed in fancy riding outfits, with the woman in a long skirt, a jacket, and a hat with a feather, and the man in checkered trousers, a long jacket and a top hat. Both are carrying whips. Behind the woman, who is on the left, is a pedestal with an urn. On the right side of the document is a love knot. In the center square is a pair of birds with two hearts. Four verses in Roman print are written along the lower border of the document.

Creation Place Note: Creation Place Note:Unknown

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 25 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 703
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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