Meet me by moonlight alone, and then I will tell you a tale. Must be told by the moonlight alone, in the grove at the end of the vale! You must promise to come, for I said I would show the night-flowers their queen. Nay, turn not away that sweet head,'tis the loveliest ever was seen.
Meet me by Moonlight, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
'T were vain to tell thee all I feel, or say for thee I'd die. Ah, well-a-day, the sweetest melody, could never, never say, one half my love for thee.J. Augustine Wade