Many happy returns of the day
Merry Words

(with flowers in middle of silk)

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 1292  238 not listed
 

Eliza Cook poem, with motif of flowers in centre of bookmark
Words:

Many Happy
Returns
Of The
Day

 
 
MERRY WORDS, MERRY WORDS,
YE COME BURSTING AROUND,
TELLING ALL
THAT AFFECTION CAN SAY;
TIS THE MUSIC OF HEART-CORDS
THAT DWELLS IN THE SOUND,

MANY HAPPY RETURNS
OF THE DAY.

 
 
 
 
 
 

image of various
variety of flowers.

 
 
 

THE RED CHEEK OF THE CHILD
IS MORE RICH IN ITS GLOW,
AND THE BRIGHT EYE
MORE SWIFT IN ITS RAY;
WHEN HIS MATES HAIL HIS BIRTH
IN THEIR HOLIDAY MIRTH,

AND DRINK
HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY

THE OLD MAN MAY SMILE
WHILE HE LISTENS, AND FEEL
HE HATH LITTLE TIME
LONGER TO STAY;
STILL HE LIKETH TO HEAR
FROM THE LIPS THAT ARE DEAR,

MANY HAPPY RETURNS
OF THE DAY

                                 Eliza Cook

 

image of red and white flowers

 
Size of Silk:
cm long by cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
Signed: "T. STEVENS COVENTRY." on back at pointed end:
This design was registered on 1 May 1871 
 
Stevens logo and Diamond Registration mark woven on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark
Stevens logo and diamond registration mark on the
reverse pointed end of this bookmark
{note: colours artificially enhanced so as to show clearer the gold thread}
 
 
 
 
DAY:
1
   
BUNDLE:
3
 
YEAR:
A
{1871}
 
 
MONTH:
E
{May}
 
 
 
 
   

 



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