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Busk of carved wood, curved in two directions, with inscription on reverse, and date and carvings of hearts and other motifs on the rounded front. With a narrow lip at both ends, rounded at the smaller end, with a double bow at the other end.
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'WONC A QVSHON I WAS ASKED WHICH MAD ME RETVRN THESE ANSVRS THAT / ISAAC LOVFED RABEKAH HIS WIFE AND WHY MAY NOT I LOVE FRANSYS'
Once a question I was asked, which made me return these answers: that Isaac loved Rebekah, his wife, and why may not I love Fransys?
Inscription incised into surface of busk back
'GENSIS XXIIII VERS 67 (1675)'
Genesis 24, verse 67: "And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." (King James Bible)
Length: 38.7 cm, Width: 2.6 cm wide end, Thickness: 9 mm maximum
Stay busk, carved wood with inscription on reverse and various motifs including hearts on the rounded front, made in England, 1675
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