Creator

Date Original

Undated

Description

Valentine, from Lewis Webb to Elizabeth Ann Hollis with poem.

Transcription

Mr. Lewis Webb
Elizabeth Anne Hollis

On the 14th February
it was our lots to be merry
lots were cast and tickets drew
kind fortune smiled and gave me you
I drew you from amongst the list
the reason was I loved you best
sure as the grapes grow on the vine
I drew you for my valentine
roses red and violets blue
sugar sweet and so are you
none are right hearts all in full view
the ninth I lost when I saw you
the c[h]erry is red
the stem is green
the time is past that we have seen
I hope the time will shortly come
when you and I shall be as one
My love to you I will unfold
It is as pure as a ring of gold
You are the one I do attest
You are the one I love the best
I am thine if thou art mine
I am your humble Valentine
If this valentine you do accept
a handsome present I shall expect
but if this valentine you do refuse
pray send it back and me excuse

Physical Description

Document, 12.5" x 12.5"

Contributor

Lewis Webb (author)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000791, Box 1, Folder 83

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Fred J. Herring collection, MS.000791

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Valentine, Lewis Webb to Elizabeth Ann Hollis, Fred J. Herring collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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United States History

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