A pair of humorous Victorian Valentines
13 x 26.5 inches
Whate'er you do pray pull together;
In April shower or Summer weather,
You cannot stop your true love's tears
With bitter words and harsher sneers,
You should spend your time in spooning,
Instead of rows while honeymooning.
With smiling face and stony heart,
Day by day you play your part,
Do you ever give a thought,
To those who by your wiles are caught?
Let me say your chief offence is,
In one plate a hapless lover argues with his beloved in the light of the moon whilst in the other an attractive Valentine conceals the older woman she will become. Such prints were popular gifts on Valentine's Day in Victorian England.