First printed in 1830.
Airy, fairy Lilian,
Flitting, fairy Lilian,
When I ask her if she love me,
Claps her tiny hands above me,
Laughing all she can;
She'll not tell me if she love me,
Cruel little Lilian.
When my passion seeks
Pleasance in love-sighs
She, looking thro' and thro'  me
Thoroughly to undo me,
Smiling, never speaks:
So innocent-arch, so cunning-simple,
From beneath her gather'd wimple 
Glancing with black-beaded eyes,
Till the lightning laughters dimple
The baby-roses in her cheeks;
Then away she flies.
Prythee weep, May Lilian!
Gaiety without eclipse
Wearieth me, May Lilian:
Thro'  my very heart it thrilleth
When from crimson-threaded  lips
Silver-treble laughter  trilleth:
Prythee weep, May Lilian.
Praying all I can,
If prayers will not hush thee,
Like a rose-leaf I will crush thee,
[Footnote 1: 1830. Through and through me.]
[Footnote 2: 1830. Purfled.]
[Footnote 3: 1830. Through.]
[Footnote 4: With "crimson-threaded" 'cf.' Cleveland's 'Sing-song on] Clarinda's Wedding', "Her 'lips those threads of scarlet dye'"; but the original is 'Solomons Song' iv. 3, "Thy lips are 'like a thread of scarlet'".
[Footnote 5: 1830. Silver treble-laughter.]