Farewell unkind farewell, to me no more a father, Since my heart, my heart holds my love most dear. The wealth which thou dost reap another's hand must gather, Though my heart my heart still lies buried there. Then farewell, then farewell, O farewell, Welcome, my love, welcome, my joy forever. 'Tis not the vain desire of human fleeting beauty, Makes my mind to live through my means do die. Nor do I Nature wrong, though I forget my duty: Love not in the blood but in the spirit doth lie. Then farewell, then farewell, O farewell, Welcome, my love, welcome, my joy forever.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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