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1 DEAR shade of bliss, enchanting hope,
2 Thy fairy dreams are almost o'er;
3 Bewilder'd, weary, faint, I stop,
4 My heart, alas! believes no more.
5 Yet from the beaten track I stray,
6 And truant fancy wanders far,
7 To catch one faint and trembling ray
8 From thy obscure and distant star.
9 Come, dear delusion, smile once more,
10 If in thy smiles I may be bless'd!
11 Spread thy green mantle on the shore.
12 And give thy anchor to my breast.


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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. 97. 

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