Seated in my ingle nook

With Duty by my side,

How I strove to see her charms

And take her for my bride!

"Sweet," I said, " I love you so " -

And suddenly I heard

The laughing call of Beauty's voice

And all my soul was stirred.

Once again she cried my name

And gone was every doubt,

For who could stay at Duty's side

When Beauty calls without ?