‘Morning.’ (Spenserian Sonnet)

Figure descriptions
A two-part headpiece extends the full width of the poem page. The majority of the illustration is composed of a darkly shaded rectangular band. Several wild plants are scattered across the band. They feature twisted branches, leaves, small berries, and slim, densely packed petals. Some of the plant matter breaks the edges of the rectangular border, most prominently in the top-left and bottom-right corners. At the right side of the illustration, a woman’s portrait is contained within a single-ruled circular border and then superimposed over the rectangle. The woman is depicted in profile view from the shoulders up. She has long wavy hair and wears a scarf tied over her head. A shadow covers the bottom half of the portrait, leaving the girl’s face unobscured. Shadows and decorative lines appear along the exterior edges of the illustrated parts. 1/8 page.