Robert Burns (17591796). Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
128. The Farewell
The valiant, in himself, what can he suffer? Or what does he regard his single woes? But when, alas! he multiplies himself, To dearer serves, to the lovd tender fair, To those whose bliss, whose beings hang upon him, To helpless children,then, Oh then, he feels The point of misery festering in his heart, And weakly weeps his fortunes like a coward: Such, such am I!undone!