MS43.04: Francis Nicholson Papers
Nicholson poem to Lucy Burwell, N. D.


Vertuous pretty Charming Innocent Dove
The only Center of my Constant Love
Your hard-heartedness to me is Shewn
By taking others Councells than your own
Which theirs ten thousand times does far Exceed
this makes my heart incessantly to bleed
Least any harm to you should Chance to be
By yor being cruel and refusing me
W:ch yet I pray good heaven may not permit
Because you do So much resemble it
Therefore fair Angell be So Justly kind
As for to have me often in yor. mind
For you in mine I do at all times find