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Offline Peter L. Mitchell

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Possibly a song's lyrics?
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 04:32 BST (UK) »
Hi folks.

This is a screenshot of the dedication page of a book of poems started by a 12 year-old relative in 1834.

I can work out "To ______ Daughter. From her father

Lovely babe, I welcome thee,
Bright thy life and _____ be."

I've tried searching these words and I'm wondering if they might have been the lyrics of a song. If anyone can help I'll be very grateful.

Thanks,
            Peter

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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 September 21 06:11 BST (UK) »

Bright thy life  (Is it 'and' or 'not' I wonder?) be.

Can't think what the second gap would be at all.      :-\




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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 September 21 06:25 BST (UK) »
Is it sinfuless

Meaning without sin?

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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 September 21 06:27 BST (UK) »
I think the mystery word has a B it.
Something like "Bright thy life and emblazoned be"?
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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 September 21 07:21 BST (UK) »
I think it is brighten rather than bright. I think the first word could be sunbeam and the second beauteous.
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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 September 21 08:32 BST (UK) »
I thought sunbeam too (for the gap word) - but couldn't seem to see the sense of it if that were the word. 

I do think the first word of the second line is bright.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 September 21 08:43 BST (UK) »
Could the first gap be 'To AN ONLY daughter'  ???
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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 September 21 08:48 BST (UK) »
Could the first gap be 'To AN ONLY daughter'  ???

I agree , . . . and in fact wrote in answer 1 -  (truly - I did!  :) . . . but then in copying it over I left out that bit  -  silly me! )

Wiggy      :)






Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 September 21 09:39 BST (UK) »
Bright thy life as sunbeams be