Misplaced Love, a Tale [In Verse]

Misplaced Love, a Tale [In Verse]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... pretty head With your sham amorous stuff. "Who injures her, whoe'er he be, Shall curse his luckless lot; For with the staff which here you see, I'd slay him on the spot. "Take dog and gun, pursue your ways, And elsewhere seek your sport; He who, in thought, a maid betrays, With villains should consort. "But hark ye, sir! before you go, If th' high desire to be Respected always by the low, They must more virtuous be." Abashed, a moment Harry stayed, Not knowing what to say; Then, having low obeisance made, Slunk silently away. But as he went this sprightly strain On his quick ear did fall; In accents coming sweet and plain From 'hind the garden wall: --"When I was a young and giddisome lass, And vain of my youthful beauty, The squire came a-courting; slightly, alas! I failed in a daughter's duty. I moped and I languished, weary and wan; My father found out the reason; My suitor, the squire, had soon to begone, Thus ended my giddy season. "There then came a lad as strong as an oak, Most beautiful, too, to look on; And he of his love most tenderly spoke, I gazing the while his crook on; So sweetly he sang, so sweetly he sighed, With eyes on the sky above him, That soon I became his dutiful bride, And learned how to like and love him. "Enamoured, we two became man and wife, With a cot for our cosy dwelling; There happily lived, without any strife: Our bairns, too many for telling, Around us like lambs delightingly played, As we worked in field or garden; Our home with their fun quite noisy they made, Ne'er asking for leave or pardon. "The squire, he may have his mansion and land, Fine coaches and men to drive him; Fair fruits, herds and flocks, and gold at command, Of these I would not deprive him. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905253
  • 9781236905253