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1 COME, ye wild winds, that round the welkin fly,
2 Bear the sad Lelia on your wings of air,
3 Then shall she downward cast a pitying eye
4 On all the troubled sons of toilsome care.
5 I had a friend, she prov'd unkind;
6 I had a love, he prov'd untrue;
7 Where they are fled, I cannot find;
8 A dark dark cloud obscures my view.
9 Hark! is not that a passing bell?
10 Affection in the grave is laid;
11 Some kindred spirit tolls her knell,
12 And love, perhaps, himself is dead.
13 When the cock crows, and morn is come,
14 A pilgrim grey I'll seek their tomb:
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15 Ah no, alas! my hands are bound,
16 Dark walls and grates inclose me round,
17 Sad Lelia sits alone on the cold cold ground.


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Title (in Source Edition): LELIA; OR, THE MANIAC'S SONG.
Genres: song

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Hunter, Anne Home (Mrs. John), 1742-1821. Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, pp. 83-84.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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