My brightest hopes are mix'd with tears,
Like hues of light and gloom;
As when mid sun-shine rain appears,
Love rises with a thousand fears,
To pine and still to bloom.
When I have told my last fond tale
In lines of song to thee,
And for departure spread my sail,
Say, lovely princess, wilt thou fail
To drop a tear for me?
O, princess, should my votive strain
Salute thy ear no more,
Like one deserted on the main,
I still shall gaze, alas! but vain,
On wedlock's flow'ry shore.
More verses by George Moses Horton
- Troubled With The Itch, And Rubbing Sulfur
- The Happy Bird’s Nest
- On The Pleasures Of College Life
- On The Evening And Morning
- The Lover's Farewell