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[To a Russian Air, soon to be published by Mr. Biggs.]

1 WAS it for this I dearly loved thee? ....
2 But since at length I know thy heart,
3 And learn no real passion moved thee,
4 Go, Henry, go; this hour we part.
5 But do not think, past love forgetting,
6 That I thy foe can ever be;
7 My blighted hopes howe'er regretting,
8 I still shall pray for bliss to thee.
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9 I still, no wrongs from thee resenting,
10 Shall wish Love's choicest treasures thine;
11 Though till life's closing sigh lamenting
12 The power to bless thee was not mine.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Genres: ballad metre; lyric

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Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. The Warrior's Return, and Other Poems. By Mrs. Opie. 2d. ed. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row, 1808, pp. [81]-82.  (Page images digitized by Library of Congress Research Institute.)

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