Long, long ago–in 1808, to be precise–this was popular music: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, by Thomas Moore. Tradition has it that he wrote these lyrics in honor of his wife, who was stricken with smallpox, and to pledge his enduring love for her. We have it here by the Robert Shaw Chorale.
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If these don’t move you, I give up.