Sugar is sweet and so are you.'
'She bath'd with roses red and violets blew
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forest grew.'
(All the spelling is correct in case you're wondering.)
Later on, in 1784, a similar rhyme appeared in 'Gammer Gurton's Garland', a collection of English nursery rhymes.
|Valentine's Card circa 1800|
The honey's sweet and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it should be you.
I almost cried when I read it. It's so beautiful!
I'm a bit of a romantic at heart and I have to say, if I had been around 200 years ago and received a Valentine's card with this verse in it, I would have been smitten.
When I started this challenge I honestly thought that I would never find anything to do with the letter 'V' but, as I've said before, it's amazing what you can find if you just keep looking. To me, out of all the nursery rhymes I have written about so far, this has been my greatest 'find'.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.