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1 WHERE the green ivy twining,
2 Binds round the[ ruins] brow,
3 I heard a voice complaining
4 In numbers sad and low.
5 "Alas! she's gone for ever,
6 Now low in earth she lies;
7 And I, forlorn, shall never
8 Behold those speaking eyes.
9 "The pangs of grief beguiling,
10 She sooth'd our parting hour;
11 Amidst her tears soft smiling,
12 Like sunbeams thro' a shower.
13 "But, ah! she's gone for ever,
14 Now low in earth she lies,
15 And I, forlorn, must never
16 Behold those speaking eyes."


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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. 106.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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