In Five Acts–The Wedding Tour, from "Picture Poesies"

After John William North British
Engraver Dalziel Brothers British
Publisher George Routledge & Sons, London British

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North's image shows a man and a woman making their way through a rocky landscape. The print first appeared in "A Round of Days" (1866, see 65.629.1), engraved by the Dalziel Brothers and published by Routledge. It was here reissued in "Picture Poesies" (1874). North also illustrated the first section of the poem titled "The Betrothal, while A. B. Houghton designed three scenes that describe parenthood, loss, and the couple in old age.

The Wedding Tour

Solemn the priest, in purtist white,
To us rehearsed the vow;
Northward we lovers take our flight,
Our homely shores content us now.

O'er English hills, 'neath soft blue skies,
Down rugged slopes, I aid my wife;
The proud trust brightens in my eyes
That I shall be her staff through life.

In Five Acts–The Wedding Tour, from "Picture Poesies", After John William North (British, London 1842–1924 Stamborough, Somerset), Wood engraving

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