‘Had I A Heart For Falsehood Framed’ by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

‘Had I A Heart For Falsehood Framed’

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan2015-03-18 13.27.09

“Had I a heart for falsehood framed,
I ne’er could injure you;
For though your tongue no promise claimed,
Your charms would make me true:
To you no soul shall bear deceit,
No stranger offer wrong;
But friends in all the aged you’ll meet,
And lovers in the young.

For when they learn that you have blest
Another with your heart,
They’ll bid aspiring passion rest,
And act a brother’s part;
Then, lady, dread not here deceit,
Nor fear to suffer wrong;
For friends in all the aged you’ll meet,
And lovers in the young.”

Richard Brinsley Sheridan died on this day in 1816, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Take a look at our Words in Focus page for your chance to appear in print.

 

Advertisements

About SurreyLibs

About Surrey Libraries Surrey Libraries for Books, eBooks, events for children & teens, author visits, learning, explore our Online Reference shelf plus much more...
This entry was posted in Sheridan Richard Brinsley, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave your comments and thoughts here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s