Duke of Gordon's Three Daughters, to which are added, Mary I believ'd thee true and Prince Charlie/Mary, I believed thee true

Mary, I Believed thee True.

Mary I believ'd thee true,
And I was blest in thus believing,
But now I mourn that e’er. I know,
A girl so fair and so deceiving.

Few have ever lov’d like me
Oh ! I have lov’d thee too sincerely ;
And few have e’er deceiv’d like thee,
Alas! deceived me too severely;

Fare thee well !—yet think a while,
On one, whose bosom bleeds to doubt thee—
Who now would rather trust than smile,
And die with thee than live without thee.

Fare thee well!— I’ll think o thee!
Thou leav’st me many a bitter token,
For see, distracting woman ! see.
My peace is gone, my heart is broken.


This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.