Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 1

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Literary Gazette, 3rd January, 1824, Page 10


Oh meet me once, but once again,
    Beside that old oak tree;
It is not much, of all thy vows,
    To ask but this of thee.

Oh meet me when the evening star
    Shines on the twilight grey,
Just while the lark sings his last song,—
    I have not much to say.

I know that when to-morrow's sun
    Lights up the vale again,
You'll lead your fair Bride to the church,
    And cannot meet me then.

But this last evening is your own,—
    Come to our old oak tree;
Surely, dear love, you cannot fear
    Aught like reproach from me.

No, dearest mine! then pray thee come,
    When that star lights the sky;
I do but ask to pardon thee,
    To kiss thy lips, and die!L. E. L.