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The pair could be read as patterns for the sort of symbolic love-messages exchanged for discretion or, sometimes, simply as part of an elegant pastime, as 'parlour game'. In that case the first might announce that his name now depends upon her (or his) love - I'm taking the rather exotic tree as a form of rose - and then the reply (second motif) might signify that it has indeed taken root ~ in the heart of the beloved. The second looks as if it might be designed as an embroidery motif, worn to signal devotion, perhaps before the families had been approached. Hence, the [be of good] "cheer" on the second motif. There is another interpretation which strikes me as possible, but which I'll leave.
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May 24, 2015