Card designed by Kate Greenaway, ca. 1880's
Front: MIRTH AND JOY FOR TO-DAY SHOULD BE THEREFORE I BRING THIS CUP TO THEE. Back: WITH BEST WISHES In this Cup, this sparkling Cup, Friends, I pledge thee here, With all wishes for they weal Thro' this coming year: And a messenger I send, This my Cup to bear, Chosen for his gracious mien And his beauty rare. Let fair Gebe? bate no jot Of her winsome grace, As with brimming Cup she stands In her wonted place; Lest the Gods, if haply they This Cup-bearer spy, Deeming him too fair for earth Call him up on high! G.P.M.