[Editor: This poem by William Blocksidge (also known as William Baylebridge) was published in Songs o’ the South (1908). This composition was the first in the section “Heart-Songs”.]
Love, in thine eyes I look, and see
Much tenderness, alone for me;
But when, alas, I look again,
Those eyes are cold; and ah, my pain!
A love than mine more deep and true
Thou shalt not find the whole world through;
And since, Dear Heart, I love thee so,
Let pity ease the pains I know.
William Blocksidge, Songs o’ the South, London: Watts, 1908, p. 23
shalt = (archaic) shall
thee = (archaic) you
thine = (archaic) your; yours
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