I know a noble heart that beats
For one it loves how "wildly well!"
I only know for whom it beats;
But I must never tell!
Hush! hark! how Echo soft repeats,--
Ah! never tell!
I know a voice that falters low,
Whene'er one little name 't would say;
Full well that little name I know,
But that I'll ne'er betray!
Hush! hark! how Echo murmurs low,--
Ah! ne'er betray!
I know a smile that beaming flies
From soul to lip, with rapturous glow,
And I can guess who bids it rise;
But none -- but none shall know!
None shall know!
Hush! hark! how Echo faintly sighs--
But none shall know!