Full Title: The New-York Mirror, and Ladies’ Literary Gazette. Volume VII. Number 13. New-York, Saturday, October 3, 1829. Edited by George P. Morris, Volume VII. New York. Printed and Published at the corner of Nassau and Ann Streets.
Eighteenth-Century Heart Pendant
Happy Valentine’s Day
Why am I doom’d the pangs to prove
Of absence, from my Anna far?
What bars me from those lips of love
whose colour rivals cinnabar?
A rival’s sin, a bar.
Is she still faithful to the vow
She made at parting, breathed in sighs?
Loves she with equal fervour now?
Would I her heart could analyze!
I’d breathe my thoughts in amorous lay,
But, ah! I know not what to write;
For how can words those charms portray
Which might inflame an anchorite?
In flame and anger write.
I’ve praised her oft in tuneful feet,
Iambic, dactyl, and the rest;
but she, with smile and accent sweet,
Approved the lively anapest.
You proved the lively Ann a pest.
O will she soon be join’d to me,Whom she has fixed affection’s eye on,
And I, like an engrafted tree,
Nourish the young and tender scion?
Young and tender, sigh on.
O did she watch the rising moon,
Like me, with love and hope elated,
While listening to the cricket’s tune,
Last Sunday evening animated?
Last Sunday evening Anna mated.
I’ve brought a ring with sparkling gem,
Emblem of love that ne’er can falter,
To grace her slender finger, when
Her vows are plighted by the altar.
Her vows are plighted — buy the halter!