The History of Leith

September 5, 2006

The Bloody Gardener’s Cruelty’ or ‘The Shepherd’s Daughter Betray’d

COME all you constant lovers, and to me tend an ear,
And mind thisiad relation, which I do give; you here:
t’is of a maiden fair, a Shepherd’s daughter dear;
But love did prove her utter overthrow.

She was of beauteous mold, fair and clear to behold
And by a noble lord she courted were,
But was too young. we find, as yet fond love to mind;
Yet little Cupid did her heart ensure.

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