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To my Dear and Loving Husband

To my Dear and Loving Husband

The script has been lettered in the Italic Hand

Words: -

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the east doth hold.
My love is such that rivers can not quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense,
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray,
Then while we live, in love lets so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

An Original (no prints have been reproduced from this work)

This romantic poem has been lettered in mulberry with gold Designer Gouache for the intricate filigree illumination

Signed by the calligrapher


In keeping with the mulberry and gold colouring of the work a double mount, cream for the outer and mulberry for the inner was chosen to compliment the work

The frame is dark oak wood edged with a gold trim.

Please note: -

The gold filigree illumination does not show up well in this work.

Dimensions: 15.5 in × 14.5 in

To my Dear and Loving Husband - Original artwork by Angela Smith