A Garland of Love: A Collection of Posy-ring Mottoes

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Arthur Lee Humphreys
A.L. Humphreys, 1902 - Courtship - 74 pages
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Page 31 - I gave to thee, That thou no tokens do change for me. My dearest Betty is good and pretty. I did then commit no folly When I married my sweet Molly. 'Tis fit men should not be alone, Which made Tom to marry Jone. Su is bonny, blythe, and brown, This ring hath made her now my...
Page 29 - I in wantonness did write These same Posies which I send, And to Lovers do commend. Which if they be writ within The little circle of a Ring ; Or be sent unto your Loves, With fine Handkerchers...
Page 24 - I am a pore maiden and faine would marry, And the lacke of goods is the cause that I tarry. Per Sibbel Cleyon, 51,832,— 2s. Id. Seeing shillings ten shall thousands win, Why should I feare to put them in.
Page 29 - CUPID'S Posies. THAT CUPID called am, And shall never be a Man ; But am still the blinded Boy That breeds Lovers much annoy : Having gotten, on a day, From my Mother leave to play ; And obtained use of sight, I in wantonness did write These same Posies which I send, And to Lovers do commend. Which if they be writ within The little circle of a Ring ; Or be sent unto your Loves, With fine Handkerchers, Gloves : I do know that, like my dart, They have power to wound the heart ; For instead of Flowers...
Page 61 - ... rings. Let me know then in what part, Or box, you will lay up my heart ! Which with it I do send ; and pray That in your heart you would it lay. Let me such favour from you get : Make your heart, my heart's Cabinet 61. To a Maid, a young Man sendeth a silk Girdle. This girdle haply shall be placed To compass round your neat small waist I were happy if, in this place, I might thy slender waist embrace.
Page 61 - Thou art my star be not irregular. Without thy love I backward move. Thine eyes so bright are my chief delight. This intimates true lovers' states. My life is done when thou art gone. This hath no end my sweetest friend. Our loves be so no ending know.
Page 57 - Tis fit men should not be alone, Which made Tom to marry Jone. Su is bonny, blythe, and brown, This ring hath made her now my own. Like Phillis there is none, She truly loves her Choridon.
Page 73 - Hut since they Bracelets be, let them embrace thy arm ! 2. Another. Receive this Sacrifice in part From the Altar of my heart ! 3. I do owe both Love and Duty To your Virtue and your Beauty. 4. A Posy sent with a pair of Gloves, You are that one For whom alone My heart doth only care : Then do but join Your heart with mine, And we will make a pair. 5. Another. I send to you a pair of Gloves If you love me, Leave out the G. ! And make a pair of Loves. 6. Another. Though these Gloves be white and fair,...
Page 5 - As God hath knit our hearts in one, Let nothing part but death alone.
Page 69 - Twas that which did my eyes bewitch. What God hath joined let no man put asunder. Divinely knit by God are we, Late one, now two, the pledge you see. We strangely met, and so do many, But now as true as ever any. As we begun so let's continue. My beloved is mine and I am her's.

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