Love letter from circa 1905

It’s a mystery who sent this love letter to my great-grandmother, circa 1904-1908, but she did seem to have several suitors. I can say it was hand-delivered, but other than that, the person did a pretty good job hiding his identity. She married my great grandfather, Clarence P. Duck, in January 1909.

love letter poem circa 1905 circa 1905 love letter

 circa 1905 love letter

Dear Mary: –

Will you kindly answer those letters. And oblige me.

“Sweet Mary, come and take my hand

And hold it close and kiss my cheek;

The tide is crawling up the sand–

O/Mary, sweetest sister, speak.

“And say my fears are all untrue,

And say my heart has boded wrong–

How slow the light fades—never grew

A twilight half nor half so long.

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