BETA

AMY R.’s lines will be appreciated by all the
 victims of an inclement season.

For September, 1890.

Inhabited capital letter "S" from the word "SUMMER". A figure sits in the middle of an ornate letter S. The figure’s elbow rests on the top of the S and their head is supported by their left hand. They appear to be reading a newspaper. The S is decorated with swirls. 1/16 page.
Summer, summer, tardy
guest,
1
Where are now your
blushes ?
2
June long since out-wore
her best
3
Paid off all her
thrushes.
4
Grand July set all her
state
5
Ready for your
glances ;
6
Long laid by her lily plate7
Tarnish’d all her branches.8
August left his opened gate9
Chilly with his waiting ;10
Sat him down beside his grate,11
Bent on emigrating.12
Summer ! so at last you’re here13
Staying with September !14
Shall you take another year15
Lodgings with November ?16