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G. H. Knight valentine

G. H. Knight valentine

Item 4138 info
Maine Historical Society

On this 1848 handwritten valentine, written to George H. Knight, each letter spells out the recipient's name:

Generous Knight! A nature true

Each one owns to be your due

Open brow and manly face

Radiant with nature's grace

Genius bless thee from her store

Earth her choicest blessing know

Kingly power we wield today

None own mandate may gainsay

I, therefore of my sovereign will

Guided by the hearts fond thrill

Hold you by this queenly sign

To be my faithful Valentine


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