by: George Moses Horton
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- LOV'D thee
from the earliest dawn,
- When first I saw thy beauty's ray,
- And will, until life's eve comes on,
- And beauty's blossom fades away;
- And when all things go well with thee,
- With smiles and tears remember me.
- I'll love thee when thy morn is past,
- And wheedling gallantry is o'er,
- When youth is lost in ages blast,
- And beauty can ascend no more,
- And when life's journey ends with thee,
- O, then look back and think of me.
- I'll love thee with a smile or frown,
- 'Mid sorrow's gloom or pleasure's light,
- And when the chain of life runs down,
- Pursue thy last eternal flight,
- When thou hast spread thy wing to flee,
- Still, still, a moment wait for me.
- I'll love thee for those sparkling eyes,
- To which my fondness was betray'd,
- Bearing the tincture of the skies,
- To glow when other beauties fade,
- And when they sink too low to see,
- Reflect an azure beam on me.