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* These words were written to a Welsh tune about to be published by Mr. Thomson of Edinburgh, (the editor of a very valuable collection of Scotch airs,) along with several other Welsh tunes; with symphonies and accompaniments by Haydn, composed in his best manner.

1 YES, thou art changed since first we met,
2 But think not I shall e'er regret,
3 Though never can my heart forget,
4 The charms that once were thine:
5 For, Marian, well the cause I know
6 That stole the lustre from thine eye;
7 That proved thy beauty's secret foe,
8 And bade thy bloom and spirits fly:
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9 What laid thy health, my Marian, low,
10 Was anxious care of mine.
11 O'er my sick couch I saw thee bend
12 The duteous wife, the tender friend,
13 And each capricious wish attend
14 With soft, incessant care.
15 Then trust me, love, that pallid face
16 Can boast a sweeter charm for me,
17 A truer, tenderer, dearer grace
18 Than blooming health bestowed on thee; ....
19 For there thy well-tried love I see,
20 And read my blessings there.


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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. [87]-88.  (Page images digitized by Library of Congress Research Institute.)

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