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Welcome to my page of posies and posy-ring sayings. These phrases were included with gifts of flower bouquets, fruit arrangements, bracelets, gloves, handkerchiefs, scarves, girdles, wedding knives, a lock of the lover's own hair, etc., and especially were used as inscriptions on finger rings. A posy was primarily used for betrothal rings, wedding rings and presents, love tokens, and St. Valentine's Day gifts, but was also used in friendship and for memorial or funeral rings. These short rhyming mottoes were most popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, hence the antiquated spellings you may notice in some of them.  —ღTerri


A ‧ FRIEND ‧ TO ‧ THEE ‧ I'LL ‧ EVER ‧ BE


MY ‧ WHOLE ‧ HEART ‧ FOR ‧ MY ‧ WHOLE ‧ LIFE


TREW ‧ LOVE ‧ IS ‧ MY ‧ DESYRE


OF ‧ EARTHLI ‧ JOYSE
THOU ‧ ART ‧ MY ‧ CHOYS



A ‧ HAPPY ‧ BREST ‧ WHERE ‧ LOVE ‧ DOTH ‧ REST


BE ‧ THOU ‧ MINE
AS ‧ I ‧ AM ‧ THINE



BY ‧ CUPID'S ‧ BOW ‧ MY ‧ WEAL ‧ OR ‧ WOE


ALL ‧ PERFECT ‧ LOVE
IS ‧ FROM ‧ ABOVE
THE ‧ SIGHT ‧ OF ‧ THIS
DESERVES ‧ A ‧ KISSE



DEAR ‧ LOVE ‧ OF ‧ MINE ‧ MY ‧ HEART ‧ IS ‧ THINE


DESIRE ‧ HATH ‧ SET ‧ MY ‧ HEART ‧ ON ‧ FIRE


JOY ‧ AND ‧ CARE ‧ LET ‧ US ‧ TAKE ‧ SHARE


DEATH ‧ NEVER ‧ PARTS
SUCH ‧ LOVING ‧ HEARTS



ENDLESS ‧ AS ‧ THIS ‧ SHALL ‧ BE ‧ OUR ‧ BLISS


HAPPY ‧ IN ‧ THEE
HAS ‧ GOD ‧ MADE ‧ ME



I ‧ AM ‧ YOUR ‧ FRIEND ‧ UNTO ‧ THE ‧ END


HERE ‧ IS ‧ MY ‧ HEART ‧ GUARD ‧ IT ‧ WELL


LOVE ‧ EVER ‧ OR ‧ LOVE ‧ NEVER


FAITHLES ‧ TO ‧ NONE ‧ YET ‧ FAITHFULL ‧ TO ‧ ONE


A ‧ LOVEING ‧ WIFE ‧ A ‧ HAPPY ‧ LIFE


AL ‧ MYNE ‧ SHAL ‧ BE ‧ THYNE


AS ‧ GOD ‧ SAW ‧ FITT ‧ OUR ‧ KNOTT ‧ IS ‧ KNITT


AS ‧ LONG ‧ AS ‧ LIFE ‧ YR ‧ LOVING ‧ WIFE


TRUE ‧ IN ‧ HART ‧ TILL ‧ DEATH ‧ US ‧ DEPART


THEE ‧ LOVE ‧ WILL ‧ I ‧ UNTIL ‧ I ‧ DIE


WIT ‧ WEALTH ‧ AND ‧ BEAUTY ‧ ALL ‧ DO ‧ WELL,
BUT ‧ CONSTANT ‧ LOVE ‧ DOTH ‧ FAR ‧ EXCELL



GOD ‧ DECREED ‧ AND ‧ WE ‧ AGREED


IF ‧ LOVE ‧ YOU ‧ BEAR ‧ FOR ‧ ME ‧ THIS ‧ WEAR


LOVE ‧ EVER ‧ NOT ‧ THE ‧ GUIFT ‧ BUT ‧ THE ‧ GIVER


MY ‧‧ LIVES ‧ WHERE ‧ IT ‧ LOVES


THIS ‧ FOR ‧ A ‧ CERTAIN ‧ TRUTH
TRUE ‧ LOVE ‧ APPROVES
THE ‧ HEART'S ‧ NOT ‧ WHERE ‧ IT
LIVES ‧ BUT ‧ WHERE ‧ IT ‧ LOVES



WHILST ‧ LIFE ‧ IS ‧ MYN ‧ MY ‧ HEART ‧ IS ‧ THYN


WHERE ‧ HEARTS ‧ ARE ‧ TRUE
FEW ‧ WORDS ‧ WILL ‧ DO



WHEARE ‧ HEARTES ‧ AGREE ‧ NO ‧ STRIF ‧ CAN ‧ BE


WHEN ‧ MONEY'S ‧ LOW ‧ THIS ‧ RING ‧ MUST ‧ GO


VENUS ‧ NAKED ‧ IN ‧ HER ‧ CHAMBER
WOUNDS ‧ MORE ‧ DEEP ‧ THAN ‧ MARS ‧ IN ‧ ARMOUR

[a posie sent with a silk girdle —tg]


TO ‧ LIVE ‧ IN ‧ LOVE
I ‧ LOVE ‧ TO ‧ LIVE



TO ‧ ME ‧ TILL ‧ DEATH
AS ‧ DEAR ‧ AS ‧ BREATH



TWO ‧ HEARTS ‧ ARE ‧ KNYTTE ‧ AS ‧ HEAVEN ‧ THOUGHT ‧ FYTTE


THIS ‧ HATH ‧ NO ‧ END ‧ MY ‧ SWEETEST ‧ FRIEND


THE ‧ LOVE ‧ IS ‧ TRUE ‧ THAT ‧ I ‧ O ‧ U


TELL ‧ MY ‧ MISTRESSE
THAT ‧ A ‧ LOVER
TRUE ‧ AS ‧ LOVE ‧ ITSELFE
DOTH ‧ LOVE ‧ HER



RYCHES ‧ BE ‧ UNSTABLE
BEUTY ‧ WYLL ‧ DEKAY
BUT ‧ FAITHFULL ‧ LOVE ‧ WYLL ‧ EVER ‧ LASTE
TYL ‧ DETH ‧ DRIVE ‧ ITT ‧ AWAY



OF ‧ RAPTUROUS ‧ JOYE ‧ I ‧ AM ‧ THE ‧ TOYE


ONE ‧ WAS ‧ THE ‧ BOW ‧ ONE ‧ WAS ‧ THE ‧ DART
THAT ‧ WOUNDED ‧ US ‧ BOTH ‧ TO ‧ THE ‧ HEART
THEN ‧ SINCE ‧ WE ‧ BOTH ‧ DO ‧ FEEL ‧ ONE ‧ PAIN
LET ‧ ONE ‧ LOVE ‧ CURE ‧ US ‧ BOTH ‧ AGAIN



MANY ‧ ARE ‧ THE ‧ STARRS ‧ I ‧ SEE
YET ‧ IN ‧ MY ‧ EYE ‧ NO ‧ STARR ‧ LIKE ‧ THEE



NOE ‧ STAR ‧ TO ‧ ME ‧ SOE ‧ BRIGHT ‧ AS ‧ THEE


NOT ‧ THINE ‧ NOR ‧ MINE ‧ BUT ‧ OURS


MY ‧ HEART ‧ MY ‧ DEAR ‧ TO ‧ THEE ‧ I ‧ GIVE
FOR ‧ THEE ‧ TO ‧ KEEP ‧ WHILST ‧ BOTH ‧ WE ‧ LIVE



MY ‧ LOVE ‧ FOR ‧ THEE ‧ SHALL ‧ ENDLESS ‧ BE


MY ‧ LOVE ‧ TO ‧ THEE ‧ SHALL ‧ EVER ‧ BE


OF ‧ ALL ‧ THE ‧ REST ‧ I ‧ LOVE ‧ THEE ‧ BEST


LOVE ‧ ME ‧ TRUE ‧ AS ‧ I ‧ DO ‧ YOU


LOVE ‧ IS ‧ A ‧ CHAIN
WHOSE ‧ LINKES ‧ OF ‧ GOLD
TWO ‧ HEARTS ‧ WITHIN
ONE ‧ BOSOM ‧ HOLD



TO ‧ BODYES ‧ & ‧ ON ‧ HARTE


TWO ‧ SOULS ‧ ONE ‧ HEART


GOD ‧ UNITE ‧ OUR ‧ S ‧ ARIGHT


WITHIN ‧ THY ‧ BREAST ‧ MY ‧ HARTE ‧ DOTH ‧ REST


YOU ‧ ARE ‧ MY ‧ FRIEND
UNTO ‧ THE ‧ END



RINGS ‧ AND ‧ TRUE ‧ FRIENDS ‧ ARE ‧ WITHOUT ‧ ENDS


WELL ‧ FOR ‧ HIM ‧ WHO ‧ KNOWS ‧ WHOM ‧ HE ‧ CAN ‧ TRUST


WE ‧ STRANGELY ‧ MET ‧ AND ‧ SO ‧ DO ‧ MANY
BUT ‧ NOW ‧ AS ‧ TRUE ‧ AS ‧ EVER ‧ ANY



THE ‧ SIGHT ‧ OF ‧ THEE ‧ IS ‧ JOY ‧ TO ‧ ME


CONTENT ‧ IS ‧ A ‧ TREASURE


CONTENT ‧ INDEED ‧ DOTH ‧ GOLD ‧ EXCEED


LIVE ‧ AND ‧ LOVE


A GOOD ‧ HEART ‧ NEVER ‧ DIES


MY ‧ HEART ‧ IS ‧ YOURS ‧ FOR ‧ EVER


BE ‧ KINDE ‧ IN ‧ HARTE


FOR ‧ ONE ‧ AND ‧ LOVE ‧ SOME ‧ SAY ‧ ARE ‧ BLIND
I ‧ SAY ‧ THEY ‧ SEE ‧ IF ‧ THOU ‧ PROVE ‧ KIND



EYE ‧ DOTH ‧ FIND ‧ HEART ‧ DOTH ‧ CHOOSE
FAITH ‧ DOTH ‧ BIND ‧ DEATH ‧ DOTH ‧ LOSE



GOD'S ‧ WILL ‧ IS ‧ DONE ‧ AND ‧ I ‧ HAVE ‧ MINE
MY ‧ HEART'S ‧ AT ‧ REST ‧ IN ‧ HAVING ‧ THINE



I ‧ LYVE ‧ IN ‧ HOPE


I ‧ SHALL ‧ IN ‧ THEE ‧ MOST ‧ HAPPY ‧ BE


LOVERS ‧ WORDS ‧ HAVE ‧ POWER ‧ IN ‧ THE ‧ HEART
MY ‧ LOVE ‧ INSTEAD ‧ OF ‧ FLOWERS ‧ AND ‧ ROSES
HERE ‧ ARE ‧ WRIT ‧ WORDS ‧ BOUND ‧ UP ‧ IN ‧ POSIES



I ‧ WISH ‧ TO ‧ THEE ‧ ALL ‧ JOIE ‧ MAY ‧ BEE


LOVE ‧ HIM ‧ IN ‧ HEART ‧ WHOSE ‧ JOY ‧ THOU ‧ ART


JOY ‧ DOTH ‧ ABOUND
WHERE ‧ LOVE ‧ IS ‧ FOUND



IF ‧ ALL ‧ MANKIND ‧ WOULD ‧ LIVE ‧ IN ‧ LOVE
THIS ‧ WORLD ‧ WOULD ‧ MUCH ‧ RESEMBLE ‧ THAT ‧ ABOVE



IN ‧ GOD ‧ AND ‧ THEE ‧ ALL ‧ COMFORT ‧ BE


IN ‧ LOVE'S ‧ DELIGHT ‧ SPEND ‧ DAY ‧ AND ‧ NIGHT


LOVE ‧ AND ‧ PRAY ‧ NIGHT ‧ AND ‧ DAYE


LET ‧ LYKINGE ‧ LASTE


LUST ‧ LOVES ‧ TO ‧ RANGE
LOVE ‧ KNOWS ‧ NO ‧ CHANGE



THERE ‧ IS ‧ NO ‧ JEWEL ‧ I ‧ CAN ‧ SEE
LIKE ‧ LOVE ‧ THAT'S ‧ SENT ‧ IN ‧ CONSTANCY



DIAMOND
EMERALD
AMETHYST
RUBY
EMERALD
SAPPHIRE
TOPAZ



PARTING ‧ IS ‧ PAYNE ‧ WHEN ‧ LOVE ‧ DOTH ‧ REMAYNE


MY ‧‧ AND ‧ I
UNTIL ‧ I ‧ DIE



YOU ‧ NEVER ‧ KNEU
A ‧
‧ MORE ‧ TREU


GOD'S ‧ GIFT ‧ THOU ‧ ART ‧ MY ‧ DEREST ‧ HEART


GOD'S ‧ BLESSING ‧ BE ‧ ON ‧ THEE ‧ AND ‧ ME


GOD ‧ BLES ‧ FOR ‧ EVER ‧ US ‧ TWO ‧ TOGETHER


BY ‧ THIS ‧ RING ‧ OF ‧ GOLD
TAKE ‧ ME ‧ TO ‧ HAVE ‧ AND ‧ HOLD



I ‧ DO ‧ REJOYCE ‧ IN ‧ THEE ‧ MY ‧ CHOYCE


I ‧ WILL ‧ BE ‧ TRUE
ALWAYS ‧ TO ‧ YOU



KINDLY ‧ TAKE ‧ THIS ‧ GIFT ‧ OF ‧ MINE
FOR ‧ GIFT ‧ AND ‧ GIVER ‧ BOTH ‧ ARE ‧ THINE



LET ‧ LOVE ‧ ABIDE ‧ TILL ‧ DEATH ‧ DIVIDE


LET ‧ MEE ‧ IN ‧ THEE ‧ MOST ‧ HAPPY ‧ BEE


MEMENTO ‧ MEI
WHEN ‧ THIS ‧ YOU ‧ SEE
REMEMBER ‧ ME



A ‧ FAITHFULL ‧‧ & ‧ CONSTANT ‧ MIND


THAT ‧ FRIEND ‧ IS ‧ TRUE ‧ WHO ‧ TREASURES ‧ YOU


ACCEPT ‧ THIS ‧ DEAR ‧ FOR ‧ MANY ‧ A ‧ YEAR


LOVE ‧ CONQUERS ‧ ALL


Hamlet:  Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring?
Ophelia:  'Tis brief, my lord.
Hamlet:  As woman's love.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, c.1600  [III, 2]


About a hoop of gold, a paltry ring
That she did give me, whose posy was
For all the world like cutler's poetry
Upon a knife, 'Love me, and leave me not.'
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, c.1596  [V, 1, Gratiano]


If my love for you can't be said in a posy, it can't be said in a library. ~Terri Guillemets



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