Man Proposing by a Hearth
A man on one knee holds a woman’s hands as he proposes to her. An overturned bench behind him may indicate the suddenness of his action. Also seen in the room are a cabinet, table, chair, and hearth.
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (New York, NY: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899) 359