To have two hearts wounded with love … (Unfolded - Center Section)
Center image of early 19th century, hand-crafted valentine. Verse on top of center image reads: No greater joys to mortals ever was known/The hearts encircled and firmly bond/Such Sweets can scarcely be by death destroy'd/That both the body and the soul enjoy'd/Who ever did a nobler passion meet./To great to true So every way complete/ Where happy Lover no end to Love. Verse at bottomo of image reads: The wounded broken hearts at rest/That was with grief and Love opprest/By Constancy are crown'd whose care exposes/The immint Joys and happyness/That in third union reposes/ This is this point where circle pleasure leads.
Handicraft; Hearts (Symbols); Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
32.5 x 42 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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