Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. II. Love
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
IV. Wooing and Winning
The Siller Croun
Susanna Blamire (1747–1794)
“AND ye sail walk in silk attire,
  And siller hae to spare,
Gin ye ’ll consent to be his bride,
  Nor think o’ Donald mair.”
O, wha wad buy a silken goun        5
  Wi’ a puir broken heart?
Or what ’s to me a siller croun
  Gin frae my love I part?
The mind whose meanest wish is pure
  Far dearest is to me,        10
And ere I ’m forced to break my faith,
  I ’ll lay me doun an’ dee.
For I hae vowed a virgin’s vow
  My lover’s fate to share,
An’ he has gi’en to me his heart,        15
  And what can man do mair?
His mind and manners won my heart:
  He gratefu’ took the gift;
And did I wish to seek it back,
  It wad be waur than theft.        20
The langest life can ne’er repay
  The love he bears to me,
And ere I ’m forced to break my faith,
  I ’ll lay me doun an’ dee.
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