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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Song: ‘Only tell her that I love’
By John Cutts, Lord Cutts (1661–1707)
 
ONLY tell her that I love:
  Leave the rest to her and Fate:
Some kind planet from above
May perhaps her pity move:
  Lovers on their stars must wait;—        5
Only tell her that I love!
 
Why, O why should I despair?
  Mercy’s pictured in her eye:
If she once vouchsafe to hear,
Welcome Hope and farewell Fear!        10
  She’s too good to let me die;—
Why, O why should I despair?
 
 
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