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1 THIS faded lip may oft to thee
2 As gay a smile, my Anna, wear,
3 As when in youth, from sorrow free,
4 I only shed the transient tear.
5 And oft chill Autumn's varying day,
6 Resembles April's genial hours;
7 And glitters with the noontide ray,
8 Though oftener dark with clouds and showers.
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9 And, when I join the social throng,
10 This heart as warmly seems to glow
11 As when my pensive early song
12 Was only tuned to fancied woe.
13 And oft we see gay ivy's wreath
14 The tree with brilliant bloom o'erspread,
15 When, part its leaves, and gaze beneath,
16 We find the hidden tree is dead.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO ANNA.
Genres: ballad metre; address

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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. [143]-144.  (Page images digitized by Library of Congress Research Institute.)

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