by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Shoot, false Love
Language: English 
Shoot, false Love! I care not;
Spend thy shafts and spare not!
   Fa la la!
I fear not, I, thy might,
And less I weigh thy spite;
All naked I unarm me, —
If thou canst, now shoot and harm me!
So lightly I esteem thee
As now a child I dream thee.
   Fa la la la!

Long thy bow did fear1 me,
While thy pomp did blear me;
   Fa la la!
But now I do perceive
Thy art is to deceive;
And every simple lover
All thy falsehood can discover.
Then weep, Love! and be sorry,
For thou hast lost thy glory.
   Fa la la la!

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1 i.e., frighten


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This text was added to the website: 2014-02-23
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Word count: 107