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THE TWO SUITORS, by            
First Line: Dear, I will give thee lands and gold
Last Line: With just enough of both.
Subject(s): Courtship; Hearts; Love; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People

First Suitor

DEAR, I will give thee lands and gold
In many a sunny shire,
And jewels, although the brightest pale
Before thine eyes' soft fire.
Satin or velvet thou shalt scroll
To deck thy hair's gold strands,
Or in fine equipage shalt roll,
Nor soil thy lily hands.

Second Suitor

I have no lands, my lady sweet,
Nor jewels bright and rare;
A humble cot is all my home,
But sweet content sits there.
No title I, but that of man,
No rede but manly part;
But at thy feet I lay my all,
A loving, faithful heart.

The Maid

The maiden sighed, I like not pride,
Nor can I live on air;
Tho' jewels are nice, true hearts of price,
'Tis pity they're so rare.
I thank you for your offers kind,
She said, but by my troth
I'll wait until a man I find
With just enough of both.

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