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Broadside entitled 'The True Secrets of Love'

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THE

True Secrets of Love.

In these few lines I've laid a plot,
In half an hour you'll read them not?
To read them right, as they should be,
Come?lay a wager?try and see.

Have strong       Just unto             Bound up within my heart,

And I the            Have for             Discover and impart,

I'm sure the         Have for             Is constant, true and kind.

And for the          Have for             I'll never change my mind.

I   LOVE, YOU,

Therefore, my      And darling          Accept and answer make,

Let not the          Have for             Break my young tender heart,

But may the         That is in            Just speak the same to me,

And for the          Have for             I'll ever constant be.

And         And            And      And    One              same,               One,    One,

I          Thou            Say       Thou    Only               The                  Only    Only

Am                 Art            Then      Art      But         With                 But       But

Only       Only            Unto    Only    Love         Me                  Loves    Is

He,         She               Me,      He,      I                   Requite            Who       There

As none can know the contents of a closed line
Till they open the seal ;
So none can know a young man's mind
Till he the same reveal.

Down {Read/Up}Read See,{And/You}Shall

You,{That/I}Love Me.{If/You}Love


             MENZIES, PRINTER, EDINBURGH.

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Probable period of publication: 1812-1836   shelfmark: RB.m.143(062)
Broadside entitled 'The True Secrets of Love'
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