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1 WHILE I behold the moon's pale beam,
2 Her light, perhaps, reflects on thee,
3 As wand'ring near the silver stream,
4 Thy sad remembrance turns to me.
5 Ah, to forget! the wish were vain!
6 Our souls were form'd thus fond to be;
7 No more I'll murmur and complain,
8 For thou, my love, wilt think on me.
9 Silent and sad, I take my way,
10 As fortune deigns my bark to steer;
11 Of hope a faint and distant ray
12 Our far divided days shall cheer.
13 Ah! to return, to meet again!
14 Dear blissful thought! with love and thee!
15 No more I murmur and complain,
16 For thou, my love, wilt think on me.


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Title (in Source Edition): REMEMBRANCE, A 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. 96. 

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