Amelia Opie

(12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853 / Norwich)

Yes, Mary Ann


Yes, Mary Ann, I freely grant,
The charms of Henry's eyes I see;
But while I gaze, I something want,
I want those eyes -- to gaze on me.

And I allow, in Henry's heart
Not Envy's self a fault can see:
Yet still I must one wish impart,
I wish that heart -- to sigh for me.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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