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An Album Page With a Poem to Miss Scott

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An Album Page With a Poem to Miss Scott

Artist: Emily Stafford (American)

Date: 1828
Medium: Watercolor and pen on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/16 × 6 1/4in. (23 × 15.9cm)
Signed: Recto, at bottom: 'Utica Fem. Seminary, July 21, 1828 / Emily H. Stafford'
Inscribed: To Miss Scott What! –doubt me!- what a pang thou sent Thro’ my devoted heart, A doubt!- how oft a doubt has rent The fondest hearts apart! And could’st thou doubt, when I have vow’d My heart, and soul were thine? Thou little know’st the feelings pour’d That fill this breast of mine. ‘Tis true, mine is a rug[g]ed heart, Perhaps a selfish one- But ‘tis its motto- “Have no part”- Have all, or else, have none! Now then, if Susan, thou can’t give Thy soul, thy thoughts to me, I mean, by Heaven, while I live, To live alone for thee. -From your affectionate friend, Emily H. Stafford Utica Fem[ale] Seminary, July 21st, 1828
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 77.18
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