But when though art near me
Sorrow seems to fly
And then I feel as well I may
That on this earth there dwells not one
So blest as I.
Miss Edith Smith received this postcard in 1909.
The remainder of the postmark is smudged but it looks as though it starts with Fe.
It was posted in Dover (Kent) and she lived in Royston (near Barnsley, Yorkshire).
The message on the reverse is:
In answer to your card I received a few years ago sorry to hear you have been poorly, sick and sad dear heart.
I hope you have bucked up a bit by now.
We expect arriving home Thursday noon worse luck, another festival.
sending love to all good and bad.
There is no signature; just a smudgy, anonymous, ink-stamp.
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