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"COUNTER" CARDS
GREETINGS / HOLIDAY

Size: 9" x 5"
Copyright Date: 1883 (but not necessarily issued by Arbuckles' then)
Lithographer: L. Prang & Co., Boston
Artist: F. S. Church (Frederick)

THINK OF ME.
-- image courtesy of John Kemler

Back (variety 1)

Back (variety 2)
For my dear
Valentine

Bravely Cupid wakes his lute,
All the merry winds are mute:
Softer, Softer, hark the string,
Lo, a heart is listening!
Wary player Cupid is,
Sure as sweet his melodies,
Like his dart his music goes,
Where -- the rogue, he knows,
he knows.

J.V. Cheney


-- image courtesy of John Kemler

For my dear
Valentine

"Stay, merry maiden, hear me play,"
Did little, luting Cupid say;
Quoth the maiden, frowning:
"Nay, Nay, Nay."

"Then cruel maid, I fly away,"
Did little winged Cupid say;
Quoth the maiden, smiling:
"Play, play, play".

J.V. Cheney


-- image courtesy of Jerry Anderson


NOTE:
Although a different verse appears in the original underlying Prang design for the two known varieties of this card, the Arbuckle "Four Points" overprint is the same.

Reverse(s): The "Four Points" ('9a') (overprinted as shown)