Littell's Living Age/Volume 136/Issue 1760/"Kind! es ware dein Verderben"
Child ! it would be your undoing;
And I struggle hard, you see,
That your dear kind heart may never
Feel the glow of love for me.
That too well I have succeeded,
Pains me in my own despite
And I often think, "Oh, would you
Love me, come whatever might!"