English valentine includes cameo image of church surrounded by trees with individuals gathered outside. Valentine is decorative stationery designed to be folded and mailed; this valentine has been signed and addressed to a sailor at sea; red color on right side is remains of wax seal. Center rectangle bordered in gold; paper has embossed border with scallop shells in each corner. Verse reads: The conflict is o'er the struggle is past,/I have look'd, I have lov'd, I have worship'd my last,/And now back to the world, and fate do her worst,/On the heart that for thee such devotion hath nursed;/To thee, its best feelings were trusted away./And life hath hearafter, not one to betray.
Church buildings; Greeting cards; Seashells; Stationery; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
H. Dobbs (London)
22.5 x 18.75 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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