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1 O Tuneful voice, I still deplore
2 Those accents which, tho' heard no more,
3 Still vibrate on my heart;
4 In echo's cave I long to dwell,
5 And still would hear the sad farewell,
6 When we were doom'd to part.
7 Bright eyes, O that the task were mine,
8 To guard the liquid fires that shine,
9 And round your orbits play;
10 To watch them with a vestal's care,
11 And feed with smiles a light so fair.
12 That it may ne'er decay.


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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. 103. 

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