New Zealand Minstrelsy
A Love Sonnet, written for a Young Lady to Her Lover, to whom She soon after got Married
Religion; Future; LoveA Love Sonnet, written for a Young Lady to Her Lover, to whom She soon after got Married.
Oh! Heaven, mark me from above,
Thus pledging undivided love
To him my heart can most adore,
And whose affection I implore.
Believe me, Damon, I am true,
And still my soul is bent on you!
Time flies away as flies the wind,—
Oh haste the hour when we’ll be join’d,
When nothing shall us part but death,
Still loving to the latest breath.
Then oh! be kind, my suit regard,
Love in return is love’s reward;
So do accept, as I resign
My heart to thee, my Valentine.