A Flowering of Affection: Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library

Decorated paper valentine

Not dated.
Valentine shows evidence of having been folded, as if for mailing.

Wing'd messenger, to loving hearts
Go, with sweet Hymen's pure devotion-
And say, how every hour imparts
The deepest feelings of emotion.

Say, that I love with truth sincere,
None other but the truth revealing-
And wish the happy day was near,
That sees us at the Altar kneeling.

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