Song: Yes, Mary Ann, I Freely Grant

Original Text: 
Amelia Alderson Opie, The Father and Daughter (London: Longman, 1813). 7th edn. PR 5115 O3F3 1813 Robarts Library
1Yes, Mary Ann, I freely grant,
2    The charms of Henry's eyes I see;
3But while I gaze, I something want,
4    I want those eyes -- to gaze on me.
5And I allow, in Henry's heart
6    Not Envy's self a fault can see:
7Yet still I must one wish impart,
8    I wish that heart -- to sigh for me.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.