On the Water

On the Water drawn by John Everett Millais and engraved by the Dalziels. 1859. Wood engraving, 3 x 4 3/4 inches. Source: Once a Week, p. 70. Lines illustrated:

On the water, on the water,
While the summer days were fair,
Whispering words in softest accents
Thro' a viel of drooping hair;
While the little ear was peeping,
Half-ashamed and rosy red,
Blushing at the earnest meaning
Of the tender words I said —

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Anon. "On the Water." Once a Week 1 (23 July 1859): 70.

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