Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
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THUNDER IN A CLEAR SKY. 91

peared to be familiar. Her father added his solicitations also ;
but she pleaded unpreparedness and her own indisposition
so firmly, that the demand was at length given up. The
lieutenant, however, was more successful with the inconsiderate
and laughing girl who sat beside him. She offered no scruples
said she loved to play and sing of all things in the world ;
and, taking her seat in the midst of her own jest and laughter,
touched the keys with a free finger, that seemed perfectly at
home, while she sang the following little ditty, with a fine
clear voice which filled the apartment :
I.
Though grief assail thee, young heart, And doubt be there,
And stone-eyed care,
And sickness all thee, young heart, Love on � love on.
II.
A greater anguish, young heart, Than these can be,
Should love, in thee,
For ever languish, young heartl � Love on � love on.
Iu.
Life's choicest pleasure, young heart, Can only wait
On her whose fate
Makes love her treasure, young heart I � Love on �love on.
Iv.
And know that sorrow, young heart, And wo, and strife,
Belong to life,
And are love's horror, young heart ! - Love on�love on.
v.
They fear his glances, young heart, And fleet away
As night from day,
When he advances, young heart�Love on �love on.