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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel

Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

MOTHER, I cannot mind my wheel;

My fingers ache, my lips are dry:

Oh! if you felt the pain I feel!

But oh, who ever felt as I?

No longer could I doubt him true—

All other men may use deceit;

He always said my eyes were blue,

And often swore my lips were sweet.