If she but knew
Language: English 
If she but knew that I am weeping
  Still for her sake,
That love and sorrow grow with keeping
  Till they must break,
My heart that breaking will adore her,
  Be hers and die;
If she might hear me once implore her,
  Would she not sigh?
 
If she but knew that it would save me
  Her voice to hear,
Saying she pitied me, forgave me,
  Must she forbear?
If she were told that I was dying,
  Would she be dumb?
Could she content herself with sighing?
  Would she not come?

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2010-04-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
Line count: 16
Word count: 90