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1 WHERE dost thou bide, blessed soul of my love!
2 Is ether thy dwelling, O whisper me where!
3 Rapt in remembrance, while lonely I rove,
4 I gaze on bright clouds, and I fancy thee there.
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5 Or to thy bower when musing I go,
6 I think, 't is thy voice that I hear in the breeze;
7 Softly it seems to speak peace to my woe,
8 And life once again for a moment can please.
9 If this be phrensy alone, 't is so dear,
10 That long may the pleasing delusion be nigh;
11 Still Ellen's voice in the breeze may I hear,
12 Still see in bright clouds the kind beams of her eye!


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Title (in Source Edition): [SONG.]
Genres: lyric; song

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The Warrior's Return, and Other Poems. By Mrs. Opie. 2d. ed. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row, 1808, pp. 180-181. 

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