Visit to Kelmscott Manor, September

October 27, 2017

Visit to Kelmscott Manor, September

I think we drove for two hours to see this Bed hanging, I’ve wanted to see this for sometime and it didn’t disappoint, stunning example of Victorian Crewelwork. Designed by May Morris in 1891 for her Fathers canopy bed at Kelmscott Manor. On the Pelmet has a witty poem embroidered on it.

The wind's on the wold and the night is a-cold and Thames runs chill twixt mead and hill but kind and dear is the old house here and my heart is warm midst winter's harm Rest then and rest and think of the best twixt summer and spring when all birds sing in the town of the tree, and ye lie in me and scarce dare move lest earth and it's love should fade away ere the full of the day. I am old & have seen many things that have been both grief & peace and wane and increase, no tale I tell of ill and well but this I say- night treadeth on day and for worst & best right good is rest.

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