Then I would all quite happy be

Marjorie Fleming

“Then I would all quite happy be”

Dated July 1811, and written to her beloved Isabella.

“There is a thing that I do want,
With you these beauteous walks to haunt,
We would be happy if you would
Try to come over if you could.
Then I would all quite happy be
Now and for all eternity.
My mother is so very sweet,
And checks my appetite to eat;
My father shows us what to do;
But,O, I’m sure that I want you.
I have no more of poetry;
O, Isa, do remember me,
And try to love your Marjorie.”

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