To A Proud Beauty

"A Valentine"

Original Text: 
Poems, ed. Robert A. Thompson (London and Melbourne: A. H. Massina, 1920). Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS), digital text sponsored by AustLit: http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/ozlit
2    And you, too, fancied me,
3Your heart hath too divided been
4    A constant heart to be.
5And like the gay and youthful knight,
6    Who loved and rode away,
7Your fleeting fancy takes a flight
8    With every fleeting day.
9So let it be as you propose,
10    Tho' hard the struggle be;
11'Tis fitter far -- that goodness knows! --
12    Since we cannot agree.
13Let's quarrel once for all, my sweet,
14    Forget the past -- and then
15I'll kiss each pretty girl I meet,
16    While you'll flirt with the men.

Notes

1] ween: think or suppose. Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Cameron La Follette
RPO Edition: 
2012
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