Fly not thus my brow of snow,
Lovely wanton! fly not so.
Though the wane of age is mine,
Though youth’s brilliant flush be thine,
Still I’m doom’d to sigh for thee,
Blest, if thou couldst sigh for me!
See in yonder flowery braid,
Cull’d for thee, my blushing maid,
How the rose, of orient glow,
Mingles with the lily’s snow;
Mark, how sweet their tints agree,
Just, my girl, like thee and me.