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Ae Fond Kiss - Scottish Letterpress Words

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From the poem/song by Robert Burns:-

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met-or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

There are other verses, but these are my favourites. A bitter-sweet tale, indeed...
If anyone needs/wants a translation - convo me!

I was lucky enough to get hold of some wonderful, vintage wooden letterpress blocks a wee while ago. They came to me from Dublin and had clearly been sitting, unloved, in a shed for years and years.

I set about cleaning them up a bit and what magical things emerged from under the dust and ink...I fell in love with these warm, tactile pieces of printing history. I set off on a hunt for more and this is the result...now my treasures are collected from every corner of the U.K. and from France, germany, Italy and Belgium...these are well-travelled blocks.

There is still some ink and paint on the blocks, and they do have some dinks and scratches, but that is part of their history and charm. Now they can be part of your history and charm! Not only that, but they are eco-friendly too, as they are being rescued and re-purposed.

I think these words and letters look great sitting on a shelf, desk or mantelpiece. Each one is different and unique.

These words are "Ae Fond Kiss" - a great gift for your Favourite Lassie or Laddie (not that I am suggesting this as a parting gift!)

"Ae Fond Kiss" is made up of individual blocks, not fixed to each other in any way, and measures about 5 5/8" x 4 1/2" as shown.

Ae Fond Kiss - Scottish Letterpress Words


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  • Vintage handmade item
  • Material: vintage wooden letterpress blocks
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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