Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 12

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Literary Gazette, 4th September, 1824, Pages 572


It is not for your eagle eye,
    Though bright its glance may be—
It is not for your sunny smile,
    That, Ulric, I love thee.

It is not for your marble brow,
    Nor for your raven hair;
It is not that you ride the ring,
    And wear thy colours there.

It is not for your gifts of gold,
    Not for your lute's sweet chords;
It is not for your lordly birth,
    Nor for your honied words:—

But it is that I deem your heart
    Is given quite to me:
You love me, and can I do less,
    Dear Ulric, than love thee?