A True Lover's Knot


Item Info

Item No: frk01305
Title: A True Lover's Knot
Scripts/Text: Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

A true lovers knot to you my dear I send an emblem of my love without an end; Twisting Twinding, winding in and out, never ceasing twinding round about And as you see its links and crosses , so hath your beauty prove to me a Snare, for by the influence of true love, I find I am bereaved both of heart and mind; Then fairest creature look with pity , and do not on thy faithful servant frown but pardon him that doth thy love desire, and doth delight thy beauty to admire, none else so dear, then let thy goodness shine in beams of comfort from a fair divine; that so my ravished soul, raised by thy smile’s may pass to bless, forgetting all the toils that true love can fover [sic] be in action; and forever more, attaining to perfection, that so the crosses in the knot of love may be Disdain’d when we so firmly move, for in thy sight, is my delight.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Roman script follows an interwoven pattern that covers the entire document. The areas around the text in the center are decorated with eight tulips as well as leafy vines.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 32 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1305
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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