Tom Broughton;s Verse


   Mollie, Do You Love Me

Mollie ,do you love me? Can the morning beam Love a lowly floweret living in its gleam? Let me gentle whisper All my doubts destroy, Let my dreamy rapture Turn to waking joy, Mollie, do you love me? Tell me, Tell me true! Mollie ,do you love me Love as I love you?

Tell me by those ringlets, By those eyes of black, Mollie , do you love me? Love as I love you? Flow from heartless glee? Must I read no feeling In that Melody? Mollie ,do you love me? Tell me, tell me true! Mollie ,.do you love me Love as I love you?

Ah! my heart has yielded T those smiles that play with the merry dimples all the live-long day. Though the tender blossoms need the Summer light, Let our hearts, united Brave afflictions blight, Mollie! do you love me? Tell me, tell me true! Mollie! do you love me? Love as I love you?

By Edward Thomas (Tom) Broughton , Jr. to wife, Mollie Douglas Broughton, Date not known.

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I will often think of thee and pleasant visions sense, of thee spells that come over me in other happier days. When the hours were passed as if each one were but a mirror in the sun Turning back the dazzling light It sheds upon the surface bright.

I will often think of thee When stars in the skies And the billows of the sea Sing Spirit melodies . When the glen is still and not a note Comes from the forestís songsters throat to dispel the mystery That hangs around sweet thoughts of thee

When in the dazzling halos, When mid laugh and melodies Times footsteps heartless falls When amid the throng moves not the one Who first my young affections won I will turn away to be alone, alone with thee ,
(There is a comma after this last line as if there was more, but page could not be found.)

On the back is written Mrs. Mollie E. Broughton , Mary E. Broughton , Mollie E. Broughton , Capt. E. T. Broughton ( j So this was written during the War)