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Sent by:
Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell)
Sent to:
Thomas Sims
On:
30 March 1859

Sent by Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell), [none given] to Thomas Sims [none given] on 30 March 1859.

Record created:
23 May 2011 by NHM

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ENCLOSURE (WCP1639.1418)

An enclosure handwritten in English.

A handwritten poem dated 14th June 1842.

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/3/108
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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[[1]]

Written expressly for, and dedicated to Miss Wallace by L. R. R. [?]1

I've chosen these two lovely flowers;

Which bounteous Heaven So kindly showers.

As emblems dearest one of thee,

Of Heaven's most choicest gift to me[.]

The beauteous rose, so rich, so bright,

Creates uncheck'd, unfeign'd delight.

"Tis summer!" oh the thrilling sound,

All happy hearts alike rebound.

To me thy voice is like the rose,

It gladdens all wher'er it goes.

And every thing when thou art near,

Appears most bright, and fresh, and dear.

[[2]] The lovely lily: innocent and pure,

Thy modest virtues who would not ensure[.]

And imitate thy qualities? So beautifully fair[,]

And unassuming, yet sweet beyond comp[are.]

And like the modest lily is thy mind[,]

So sweetly pure, retiring[,] mild and kind.

Would that thy virtues, were by all posses'd[,]

Then would our world indeed be doubly bless'd.

June 14th 1842

ENDNOTES

1. Unknown author of this love poem to Fanny Wallace.

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