Last May a braw wooer/Parting moments

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Last May a Braw Wooer  (1818) 
Parting Moments


While I hang on your bosom, distracted to lose you,
High swells my sad heart, and fast my tears flow,
Yet think not of coldness they fall to accuse you,
Did I ever upbraid you? Oh, no my love, no!
I own it would please me at home could you tarry,
Nor e'er feel a wish from Maria to go;
But if it gives pleasure to you my dear Harry,
Shall I blame your departure? Oh, no my love no.

Now do not, dear Hal, while abroad you are straying,
That heart which is mine on a rival bestow,
Nay, banish that frown such displeasure betraying;
Do you think I suspect you? Oh, no my love no.
I believe you too kind for one moment to grieve me;
Or plant in a bosom which adores you such woe;
Yet should you dishonour my truth, and deceive me,
Should I e'er cease to love you? Oh no, my love no.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.