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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
MOTHER, I cannot mind my wheel;
  My fingers ache, my lips are dry:
Oh! if you felt the pain I feel!
  But oh, who ever felt as I?
No longer could I doubt him true—        5
  All other men may use deceit;
He always said my eyes were blue,
  And often swore my lips were sweet.
 
 
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