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1 HARK what I tell to thee,
2 Nor sorrow o'er the tomb,
3 My spirit wanders free,
4 And waits till thine shall come.
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5 All pensive and alone,
6 I see thee sit and weep,
7 Thy head upon the stone,
8 Where my cold ashes sleep.
9 I watch thy speaking eyes,
10 And mark each precious tear,
11 I catch thy parting sighs,
12 Ere they are lost in air.
13 HARK what I tell to thee,
14 Nor sorrow o'er the tomb,
15 My spirit wanders free,
16 And waits till thine shall come.


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Title (in Source Edition): THE SPIRIT'S 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, pp. 107-108. 

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