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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
437. Song—Thine am I, my faithful Fair
 
 
Tune—“The Quaker’s Wife.”
 
 
THINE am I, my faithful Fair,
  Thine, my lovely Nancy;
Ev’ry pulse along my veins,
  Ev’ry roving fancy.
To thy bosom lay my heart,        5
  There to throb and languish;
Tho’ despair had wrung its core,
  That would heal its anguish.
 
Take away those rosy lips,
  Rich with balmy treasure;        10
Turn away thine eyes of love,
  Lest I die with pleasure!
What is life when wanting Love?
  Night without a morning:
Love’s the cloudless summer sun,        15
  Nature gay adorning.
 

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