A Life in a Year–Betrothed, from "Picture Poesies"

After Arthur Boyd Houghton British, born India
Engraver Dalziel Brothers British
Related author Dora Greenwell British

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Houghton's image appeared in "A Round of Days" (1866) with a long poem by Dora Greenwell and was reissued here in "Picture Poesies" (1874). "The Bookseller" (1865) described the group as "A series of eight pictures representing the young squire at the gate and the girl at the window; the pair in the garden, and the Phyllis thoughtfully gathering a rose after he has gone, the famer's dinner and the girl's walk in the fields; the betrothal, a wood scene in which Phyllis and Cordon sit and breathe vows under a hawthorne hedge, and a walk in the moonlit fields when these two have been made one."

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