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I would--but deeper things then the ag
By the fees rag tog ung
THE LADY'S YES.
"YES!" I answered you last night; "No," this morning, sir, I say! Colours seen by candle-light,
Will not look the same by day.
When the tabors played their best,
Love me, sounded like a jest,
Call me false, or call me free-
No man on thy face shall see
Yet the sin is on us both
Time to dance is not to wooWooer light makes fickle trothScorn of me recoils on you!
Learn to win a lady's faith
Nobly, as the thing is high;
Bravely, as for life and death—
Lead her from the festive boards,
Point her to the starry skies, Guard her, by your truthful words,
Pure from courtship's flatteries.
By your truth she shall be true
Ever true as wives of yore-
Shall be YES for evermore.
"O MAIDEN, heir of kings,
A king has left his place;
The Majesty of death has swept
And thou, upon thy mother's breast,
But take the glory for the rest,
And rule the land that loves thee best."
She wept to wear a crown.
They decked her courtly halls—
They reined her hundred steeds
They shouted at her palace gate,
"A noble Queen succeeds!"
Her name has stirred the mountains' sleep,
Who wept to wear a crown.
She saw no purple shine,
For tears had dimmed her eyes:
She only knew her childhood's flowers
And while the heralds played their part
"God save the Queen," from hill to mart-
She wept, to wear a crown.
God save thee, weeping Queen,
As those pure tears have moved;
The love that guardeth liberties;
Yea, wept, to wear its crown.
God bless thee, weeping Queen,
And fill with better love than earth's,
That when the thrones of earth shall be
As low as graves brought down,
A pierced hand may give to thee,
The crown which angels wept to see.
To wear that heavenly crown.