Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)|
IN PRAISE OF MISS ISABELLA JOHNSTON, AFTERWARDS
MRS. LAWS OF SPRINGWELL, THE POET'S COUSIN.
(Written in 1839)
I GAVE my love a chain of gold
Around her neck to bind;
She keeps me in a faster hold,
And captivates my mind.
Methinks that mine's the harder part:
Whilst, 'neath her lovely chin,
She carries links outside her heart,
My fetters are within.
The above poem can be found in:
Campbell, Thomas. The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell.
J. Logie Robertson, ed. New York: Haskell House Publishers LTD., 1968.