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‹‹‹ prev (355) [Page 347][Page 347]One day I heard Mary say

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If thou should leave me:
live and die

for thy sake, Yet nev - er
leave thee.
One day I heard Mary say,
How shall I leave thee i
Stay, dearest Adonis, stay ;
Why wilt thou grieve me ?
Alas ! my fond heart will break,
If thou should leave me :
I '11 live and die for thy sake,
Yet never leave thee.
Say, lovely Adonis, say,
Has Mary deceived thee ?
Did e'er her young heart betray
New love, that has grieved thee ?
My constant mind ne'er shall stray ;
Thou may believe me.
I '11 love thee, lad, night and day,
And never leave thee.
Adonis, my charming youth,
What can relieve thee ?
Can Mary thy anguish soothe ?
This breast shall receive thee.
My passion can ne'er decay,
Never deceive thee ;
Delight shall drive pain away,
Pleasure revive thee.

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