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CUPID'S LOVE "MESSAGES OF 1916 AND 100
YEARS AGO TO VALENTINE GIRL!
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English valentine of 1816. An inscription on the valentine read: "Come
fo my arms, my tender bit of lamb."
In the single rose, half "blown, fra
grant, pink as dawn's first flush,
Cupid is scattering his 1916 love mes
sages! One hundred years ago the lover
sent a valentine of crude execution,
sometimes in ink, withverses of his
own make. v
From. Paris, where the war-god-has
not yet vanquished love god, comes
the fashion for 1916.
The Parisian gallant sends a per
fect rose to the Girl of His Dreams on
Valentine's day and he knows his
rose will be worn close to her heart
The loyer who knows less of love -tactics
presents her a gorgeous bou
quet of orchids or violets. Too mag
nificent tobe worn, close to the heart.
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