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New Use for a Lover’s Letter.

A bird’s nest made of a love letter and miscellaneous stuffing was recently picked up underneath a tree in a Cincinnati suburb. Closely interwoven with the bits of sticks and dead leaves and little tiny feathers was a little leaf from somebody’s little diary. It was weather-beaten and yellow, and on one side so worn, no doubt, by the going in and out of little red-breast, that the words, delicately written in a girl’s hand, could only here and there be deciphered ; on one side was “ Katie; we have often spent an hour together. Will these hours he forgotten? When we part our paths will lead in different directions, Perhaps we may never again meet in this world. Shall we remember? P. 8.” On the opposite side was Katie’s reply. It began : “ Ah ! heart, so sadly broken, Cease, cease thy ranting thrill ; Those vows so falsely spoken Have clone far worse than kill. The sun has lost bis glory, The Queen of Heaven her light. So sad ” And here Katie’s verse was bitten off.

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New Use for a Lover’s Letter., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 272, 18 February 1881

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New Use for a Lover’s Letter. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 272, 18 February 1881

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