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I know not if I shall gain belief,
For the broken faith I sing.
In a tone her blushes to bring.
She to a sister's lover bent
A little too far, I fear.
And the whispered words in her ear.
He began to make love in a desperate style;
Awaiting Annie's return;
That soon deeper emotions burn.
And Eva, who never expected wrong,
Until one fine afternoon,
Upon my vision the picture came,
To another singing his song.
Tears and sobs, like a summer's storm,
As she listened to perfidy.
Was aught of infamy.
That he, who a little time ago,
But Annie's loving smile,
Strive her heart to beguile !
But if Eva was young, her heart was strong,
She scorned the traitor there.
Ere any one was aware.
Her mind resolved, whate'er might come,
Sooner than see again
Annie's face. When returned from her stay,
Or think she had caused her pain.
Though upheld by a right divine.
To a home with a friend of nine.
A mother's voice for a daughter calls,
'Twas I suggested a home of love
I liked not deceiving a mother's heart,
Alfred knows the cause of gentle Eva's flight,
But he stands aloof;
Tells him she is his,
When they are married, I hope he will prove
Annie's wedding-day dawns bright, Fresh blows the summer breeze ; The rain that fell in the night, Has refreshed the drooping trees; Not a single cloud appears in sight, For the sky has wished to please. All night while the thunder pealed, And the sky glowed lurid red, Each flash of lightning revealed, A maid who in vain sought bed; Till morning gently sealed, Sweet slumbers around her head. With sheets of fire the sky Had burned like mighty flame, The rising winds whistled high, And loudly splashed the rain ; Till, when the dawn was nigh, The heavens grew calm again. The sun sprang up from his rest, Brightening all around; His warming rays soon expressed