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Dreaming Girl, The.--Original, (painting)

Artist:
Martin, Lilly
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. XI
Thou beautiful dreamer%--What visions are those,/ That shed o'er thy slumber such smiling repose./ Do the spell-words of fiction thy tho'ts still entrance,/ So burningly breathed o'er that page of romance* Ah yes% 'tis of love and of rapture that dream,/ Which so blandly illumes thy sweet face with its beam:--/ That phantasy vague of a maiden's fond heart,/ Which sighs for an object to which to impart/ Those treasures of tenderness hidden and deep,/ Which priceless and pure in her soft bosom sleep. Vain--vain are such visions% Thou never canst know/ Until sorrow's sad signet is set on thy brow./ How often the idol by fancy enshrined,/ With cypress, as well as with myrtle, is twined./ Dream on, then, thou bright one% Love's a dream, at the best,--/ In thine innocent sleep, if thou canst,--be thou blest. [P. 11.]
Lilly Martin, Marietta Artist. 1841. By Edmund Flagg. Catalogue of Miss Martin's Paintings.
Artist address: Marietta, Ohio.
Topic:
Figure female
State of Being--Phenomenon--Dream
State of Being--Other--Sleep
Literature--Martin
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 02360011
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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