i read this poem on a vintage valentine yesterday and thought it was really sweet.. so i wanted to share it.
give me but thy love, and i
envy none beneath the sky!
pains and perils i defy.
if thy presence cheer me.
give me but thy love my sweet.
joy shall bless us when we meet.
pleasures come, and cares retreat.
when tho smilest near me.
should joy our days and years illume,
how sweet with you to share such doom.
nor i! less sweet, should sorrows come,
to cherish and caress thee.
then, while i live, then, till i die
oh, be tho only smiling by!
and while i breathe, i fondly try
with all my heart to bless thee!