Daguerreian Society

On this day (April 2) in the year 1852, the following poem appeared in
the Abolitionist paper, "The Liberator" (city of publication unknown at
this time) pg. 56:
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    "The Daguarreotype"

This is the pictured likeness of my love:
How true to life!  It seems to breathe and move;
Fire, love and sweetness o'er each feature melt;
The face expesses all the spirit felt;
Here, while I gaze within those large, dark eyes,
I almost see the living sprit rise;
While lights and shadows, all harmonious, glow,
And heavenly radiance settles on that brow.
And then that mouth! -- how tranquil its repose!
Sleeping in fragrance, like a sleeping rose;
It seems the ruby gate of love and bliss,
Just form'd to murmur sighs, to smile, and kiss!

(Original error of spelling ("daguarreotype") maintained. With thanks
to Dennis Gannon for today's item.)
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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