To Sophia

Transcription

To Sophia Sweet sister, when your soft eyes bend In pensive sadness, o’er these lines; Let fancy, fondest mem’ries blend Of by-gone times. Forever like a star of light Thou hast, my sister, been to me; And when I would see all look bright, I turn to thee. Nor have I ever turned in vain To see with love, thy fair face shine; It half-robbed sorrow of its pain, That voice of thine. And oft it cheers my heart to know, Wherever I be, that prayers of thine Nightly, from pure lips warmly flow, For [weal?] of mine. Loved sister, hear my wish for thee, Good angels guard thee from all care, And oh: may we though parted be, A heaven share. Jinnie

Title

To Sophia

Description

Poem titled "To Sophia" by her sister, Jinnie.

Date

Language

English

Identifier

Ms2000-092_F06_watercolor_002

Bibliographic Citation

[identification of item], [box and folder number], Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, Ms2000-092, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va

Citation

“To Sophia,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 18, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2000_092_SWVACounties/Ms2000-092_F06_watercolor_002.