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Brewster; Ballads and Songs of Indiana           249
5.   "0 Edward, I'm tired and weary
Of wandering here along;
0  Edward, dearest Edward,
I pray you take me home."
6.   "You have not the wings of an eagle,
Nor from me can you fly. No earthly soul can save you; You instantly must die!"
7.     Down on her knees she bended
And begged him for her life; Into her snowy bosom
He plunged a gleaming knife.
8.   "O Edward, I'll forgive you
With my last and dying breath;
1  never have deceived you
As I close my eyes in death.
9.   "Adieu to my proud parents,
And to my friends adieu; But you, my dearest Edward,
Will find my words come true."
10.     Down on his knees he bended,
Crying, "O what have I done? I've murdered my Floella, True as the rising sun."
11.     Now in that lonely valley,
Where the willows weep o'er her grave, Floella lies forgotten
While the merry sunbeams wave.
"The Jealous Lover." Contributed by Mrs. T. M. Bryant, of Evansvilie, Indiana. Vanderbtrpg^ Comity. November 22, 19S5.
1. Down in a lonely valley
Where the violets are in bloom, There sleeps a fair young maiden All in her silent tomb.

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