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1 THY fatal form, where'er I go,
2 Still swims before my sight;
3 It dooms the day to restless woe,
4 Of sleep it robs the night:
5 While thou art wandering far away,
6 From all such sorrow free;
7 Forgetting her, who, night and day,
8 Can think of NOUGHT BUT THEE.
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9 Yet, be it so! I would not cloud
10 Thy days in gloom like mine;
11 No .... though my life to grief be vowed,
12 May constant bliss be thine!
13 I'll ne'er by looks, or language, speak
14 The pang that preys on me;
15 Nor shalt thou, if my heart should break,
16 Suspect it BREAKS FOR THEE.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO HENRY.
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. [174]-175. 

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