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FROM A YOUNG WOMAN TO AN OLD OFFICER WHO COURTED HER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear colonel, name the day, / let your love no longer stay
Last Line: My loss quickly to repair with a fal la la.
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


DEAR Colonel, name the day,
Let your love no longer stay with a fal la la.
The battles you have won
Have my tender heart undone with a fal la la.
Oh! think no more of wars
You'll get nothing there but scars with a fal la la.
But fly into my arms
As a shelter from all harms with a fal la la.

Though you have got the gout,
Yet your heart is very stout with a fal la la --
You can sit in elbow-chair,
I can nurse you with great care with a fal la la.

I can patch your old red clothes,
I can darn your old yarn hose with a fal la la.
Still listening with delight,
While you brag of former fight with a fal la la.

And when you chance to die,
As in dust we all must lie with a fal la la --
It shall be my special care
My loss quickly to repair with a fal la la.





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