Beats There a Heart on Earth Sincere.
Beats there a heart on earth sincere —
A heart where guileless love is known?
No purer gem this breast would wear,
No dearer treasure own?
Where shall I turn? Ah, can this cabin
The prize I search for at length conceal?
Rest unknown in such a casket,
That one pearl rank could ne'er reveal?
46I rov'd in vain through the gilded harem,
Planets of beauty have dazzled my eyes;
But women all, some vain, some ungrateful —
And doubting still this bosom sighs.
Ah, beats there a heart, &c.