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Air Humours of Glen.
1 O where is the splendour can shine away sorrow,
2 Or where is the treasure can buy off a sigh!
3 Did riches e'er purchase the loan of to-morrow,
4 Or find out a medicine to cure the moist eye?
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5 Let wealth spread her carpet, and ask the gay hours
6 To dance in light circles its borders along;
7 They'd sooner tend Patrick to Nature's green bowers
8 "With Norah, dear Norah, the theme of his song."
9 Midst the joys of the heart sits one tender affection
10 To heal every sorrow when tortur'd with pain;
11 And, when feeling sinks down into silent dejection,
12 Sends Hope with her cordial to cheer her again:
13 Thus love has shown Norah the feints of high station,
14 And told her that peace seldom joins the gay throng;
15 While "one sweet smile gives Patrick the wealth of a nation
16 From Norah, dear Norah, the theme of his song."
1. It will be perceived that the author has borrowed the last line of each of the above stanzas from a fine Irish song, entitled "Tho' Leixlip is proud," in "The Poor Soldier," but nothing more.


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Title (in Source Edition): O WHERE IS THE SPLENDOUR.
Genres: song

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Blamire, Susanna, 1747-1794. The Poetical Works of Miss Susanna Blamire “The muse of Cumberland.” Now for the first time collected by Henry Lonsdale, M.D. with a preface, memoir, and notes by Patrick Maxwell, ... Edinburgh: John Menzies, 61 Princes Street; R. Tyas, London; D. Robertson, Glasgow; and C. Thurnam, Carlisle. MDCCCXLII., 1842, pp. 187-188.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [42.256].)

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