Thursday February 14th 2013

Thought for the Day

The Valentine

“The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my valentine.
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And fortune said it should be you.”

~ Joseph Ritson
(1752-1803)

File:James Ritson.jpg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJoseph Ritson (2 October 1752 – 23 September 1803) was an English antiquary. He was born at Stockton-on-Tees, of a Westmorland yeoman family. He was educated for the law, and settled in London as a conveyancer at the age of twenty-two…source | more


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