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Bridal Wishes   Leave a comment


Above:  Wedding, 1924

Photograph Creator = Harris & Ewing

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-hec-44208


For Miss N. M. and Mr. J. H. B.

May He whose gracious presence

And wonder-working power

In Cana blessed a marriage-feast,

Bless this glad, holy hour.

Now while your both your’re plighting,–

Though none His form may see,–

May He stand close beside you

Approving tenderly.


As hand in hand you journey

Along life’s rugged way,

May He e’er walk before you

To be your guide each day.

May your house be a shadow

Of that in heav’n above;

Wrought in its every fibre,

Be the golden thread of love.


When snows of many winters

Have silvered all your hair,

And visions of the pearly gates

Appear most wondrous fair,

May you, like tired children,

Sleep through the long dark night,

With morn awake in heaven,

At home in realms of light.




Posted February 12, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Nellie Sequin Fox Barrett--Writings

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The Honest Message of the Wedding Card   Leave a comment

Above:  Wedding Rings

Image Source = Jeff Belmonte


This card is so that you may know

My plans, and do my bidding;

I’m going to marry, but little care I

To have you at the wedding.


When you get it you will remit,

Whatever way is pleasant,

The largest gift your purse will lift,

For me a wedding-present.


‘Tis no amend how much you send,

I still as friend will doubt you,

And should you give me all you have,

I’ll care no more about you.


Posted June 19, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems

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