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316                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
Shall my foolish heart be pin'd, ' 'Cause I see a woman kind ? Or a well-disposed nature, Joined with a lovely feature ? Be she kind, or meeker than Turtle-dove or pelican; If she be not so to me, "What care I how kind she be.
Shall a woman's virtues move
Mc to perish for her love ? -Or, her well-deservings known,
Make me quite forget mine own ?
Be she with that goodness blest,
Which may gain her name of Best ; If she be not so to me, What care I how good she be.
'Cause her fortune seems too high, Shall I play the fool, and die ? He that bears a noble mind If no outward help he find, Think what with them he would do, That without them dares to woo : And, unless that mind I see, What care I how great she be.
Great, or good, or kind, or fair, I will ne'er the more despair : If she love me, this believe, I will die ere she shall grieve. If she slight me when I woo, I can slight and let her go : If she be not fit for me, What care I for whom she be.