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1 YE gentle gales, that careless blow
2 Regardless of a lover's sighs;
3 Ye streams, unheeding, as ye flow,
4 The wretch who on your margin dies:
5 Far from these banks I fly to prove
6 If absence is a cure for love.
7 Yet say, my heart, can distant plains,
8 Tho' e'er so fair the flowers they boast,
9 Can clearer streams assuage thy pains,
10 And give thee back thy quiet lost?
11 Ah no; and thou, alas! wilt prove
12 That absence is no cure for love.


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Title (in Source Edition): 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, p. 93. 

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