Love Thee

Love Thee.

Love thee?—so well, so tenderly
Thou’ it loved, adored by me;
Fame, fortune, wealth, and liberty,
Were worthless without thee.
Though brimmed with blessings, pure and rare,
Life’s cup before me lay,
Unless thy love were mingled there,
I’d spurn the draught away.
Love thee?—so well, so tenderly
Thou’rt loved, adored by me;
Fame, fortune, wealth and liberty,
Are worthless without thee.

Without thy smile the monarch’s lot
To me were dark and lone;
While with it, ev’n the humblest cot
Were brighter than his throne.
Those worlds for which the conqu’ror sighs
For me would have no charms;
My only world thy gentle eyes,
My throne thy circling arms!
Oh, yes, so well, so tenderly
Thou’rt loved, adored by me,
Whole realms of light and liberty
Were worthless without thee.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg301337
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    19 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Title
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