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1 YES .... though we've loved so long, so well,
2 Imperious duty bids us part;
3 But though thy breast with anguish swell,
4 A pang more lasting tears my heart.
5 My grief is dumb, .... loquacious thine,
6 The mournful hoard I sacred keep;
7 Thou seekest crowds, alone I pine;
8 My eyes are dry, but thine can weep.
9 Then, whatsoe'er thy lips have vowed,
10 A truer sorrow sways my soul;
11 For shallow streams run bright and loud,
12 Deep waters darkly silent roll.


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

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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, p. [178].  (Page images digitized by Library of Congress Research Institute.)

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