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1 DOES Pity give, tho' Fate denies,
2 And to my wounds her balm impart?
3 O speak! with those expressive eyes;
4 Let one low sigh escape thine heart.
5 The gazing croud shall never guess
6 What anxious, watchful love can see;
7 Nor know what those soft looks express,
8 Nor dream that sigh is meant for me.
9 Ah! words are useless words are vain,
10 Thy gen'rous sympathy to prove;
11 And well, that sigh, those looks explain,
12 That Clara mourns my hapless love.


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Title (in Source Edition): Song.
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Smith, Charlotte Turner, 1749-1806. Elegiac sonnets, and other poems. By Charlotte Smith. The first Worcester edition, from the sixth London edition, with additions. Printed at Worcester [Mass.]: by Isaiah Thomas, sold by him in Worcester, and by said Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 1795, p. 101. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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