|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|J. Augustus Wade. (18001875)|
| Meet me by moonlight alone,|
And then I will tell you a tale
Must be told by the moonlight alone,
In the grove at the end of the vale!
You must promise to come, for I said
I would show the night-flowers their queen.
Nay, turn not away that sweet head,
T is the loveliest ever was seen.
| Meet me by Moonlight.|
| T were vain to tell thee all I feel,|
Or say for thee Id die.
Ah, well-a-day, the sweetest melody
Could never, never say, one half my love for thee.
| T were vain to tell.|