Fife and a' the lands about it
Allan by his grief excited,
Long the victim of despair,
Thus deplor'd his passion slighted,
Thus address'd the scornful fair;
Fife and a' the lands about it,
Undesiring I can see;
Joy may crown my days without it,
Not, my charmer, without thee.
Must I then forever languish,
Still complaining, still endure;
Can her form create an anguish,
Which her soul disdains to cure!
Why, by hopeless passion fated,
Must I still those eyes admire,
Whilst unheeded, unregretted,
In her presence I expire.
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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