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THE ELDER WOMAN'S SONG: 2, FR. KING LEAR'S WIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother, it is my wedding-morn
Last Line: For I watched the night away.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MOTHER, it is my wedding-morn;
Come, bring the linen fine,
And wash my face with milk so warm
Drawn from the young white kine.
The blackbird in the apple-tree
Was waking ere the day;
But I was ready sooner than he,
For I watched the night away.





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