Hereby presenting an excerpt from one of the poems in The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1909). It was featured on the same page as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is a chapter headpiece, a type of book ornament that began each new poem.

“Of old sat Freedom on the heights,
The thunders breaking at her feet;
Above her shook the starry lights;
She heard the torrents meet.”

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Griffin Shield Chapter Header - a Free Vintage Coloring page

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Art of Chapter Ornaments Vintage Coloring Book Vol 1The Art of Chapter Ornaments, Volume 1 has twenty-five illustrations in the same style as this Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page. View all pages or buy now from


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