by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Restless in thought
Language: English 
Restless in thought, disturbed in mind,
Short sleeps, deep sighs, ah! much I fear
The inevitable time assigned by fate
To love's approaching near. 

When the dear object present is,
My fluttering soul is all on fire, 
His sight's a heaven of happiness
And, if he stays, no, no, I can't retire. 

Tell me, someone in love well read,
If these be symptoms of that pain;
Alas, I fear my heart is fled, 
Enslaved to love, and love in vain.

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Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 80