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(1876) A collection of Valentines ancient and modern - 03

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(1876) A collection of Valentines ancient and modern - 03

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From the book The Quiver of Love: A Collection of Valentines Ancient and Modern, a collection of love poems published in 1876, illustrated by Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway (source). The illustration was created for "The Surprise", a translation of a German poem by Heinrich Heine (source: Google Play eBook edition page 44, 45). It reads:


THE SURPRISE
I dreamt I saw you yesternight, And claspt my hands about your eyes, Nor dared to venture in your sight Until you pardoned the surprise.

So take my letter, Valentine, My name and mission quickly guess — I fear to offer word or sign; I wait until you whisper "Yes."
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Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was an English artist and book illustrator known for her original and charming children’s books. The daughter of John Greenaway, a draftsman and wood engraver, Kate Greenaway grew up in various residences, including a farmhouse in Nottinghamshire, and studied art in various places, including London. She began to exhibit drawings in 1868, and her first published illustrations appeared in such magazines as Little Folks.

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