Dorcas - Timothy

Lord of the Manor
(Soon to be) but doesn't care
Took Dorcas' heart.

Postmaster's daughter
Strong willed, stubborn, delightful,
Took Timothy's heart.

Met in the woodland,
Whilst in naive days of youth
Fell in love forever.

Under the big tree
Letters carved; silent defiance
Beautiful like them.

Carefree young lovers,
Secret meetings in moonlight;
Why not, after all?

But other lives called -
The one he's bound to by duty
The one she loves so.

Passionate glances
Lovers' stares in a crowded room
This's what it's come to.

Unhappy marriage
Lonely spinster ever more
Love's victims once more.