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I recently purchased this image and was so thrilled to do so. I knew when I saw it in such terrible condition that I might repair it and tint it and make a prettiness of its fragile and falling apart state. This was so much fun. It took hours but I think it turned out lovely. The girl with the dark hair in front's name is Ruby Wheeler. Perfect fairy name..Ruby! I almost named Rita that, I love that name.. it could be a fairy name, or Pearl. ANy gem will do.. and now a fairy poem for you!
|A Fairy Song|
|by William Shakespeare|
|Over hill, over dale,|
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.