Title: Mary Melvin of the Mersey side
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Title: Mary Melvin of the Mersey side
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Language: English
Genre: Broadsides   ( rbgenr )
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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OF "'E

Give ear with patience to my relation,
All you that ever felt cupid's dart.
I am captivated, and ruinated
By a young female who's made me smart.
My mind's tormented, I can't prevent it,
Her glancing beauty has me destroyed,
I speak sincerely, I suffer dearly
For Mary Melvin of Merseyside.
In the month of May, when lambkins play
By the river side I chanced to rove,
Where I espied Mary, both light and airy
Singing sweetly as she did rove.
Igot enchanted, I throbbed and panted,
Like one delirious I stood and cried,
Ah, lovely creature, the boast of nature,
Did cupid send you to Merseyside?
She made this answer, 'tis all romancing
For you to flatter a simple dame,
I'm not so stupid, or duped by cupid,
So I defy you on me to scheme:
My habitation is near this plantation,
I feed my flocks by the river side,
Therefore don't tease me, and you will plaese me,
Said Mary Melvin of Merseyside.
I said, my charmer, my soul's alarmer,
Your glancing beauty did me ensnare.
If I offended I never intended
To hurt your feelings, I do declare;
You sang so sweetly, and so discretely,
You charmed the woods and valleys wide.
The fame Apollo your voice would follow,
Should he but hear you on Merseyside.
Young man, you're dreaming, or you are scheming,
You're like the serpent that tempted Eve,
Your oily speeches do sting like leeches,
But all your flattery shan't me deceive;
Your vain delusion is an intrusion,
For your misconduct I must you chide.
Therefore retire, 'tis my desire,
Said Mary Melvin of Merseyside.
Don't be so cruel, my dearest jewel,
I'm captivated, I really vow,
To show I'm loyal, make no denial,
Here is my hand and 17I wed you now.
I want no sporting or tedious courting,
But instantly I make you my bride,
Therefore surrender, I'm no pretender,
Sweet Mary Melvin of Merseyside.

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