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1 IN Vain I strive to fly
2 This Soul consuming Care,
3 My Sorrows always nigh,
4 And present every where.
5 In vain I trace the Grove,
6 There no Repose I find;
7 What Place can banish Love
8 From the subjected Mind.
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9 That pensive-falling Stream,
10 Those Gales that whisper round,
11 Increase the fatal Flame,
12 And deeper fix the Wound.
13 The silent Shades of night,
14 Adds Horror to my Grief;
15 The gay Return of Light
16 To me brings no Relief.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Genres: song

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Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804. Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a Young Lady. London: printed for, and sold by S. Paterson, 1747, pp. 83-84. [8],88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T139692; OTA K110146.000) (Page images digitized from microfilm of a copy in the Bodleian Library [G.Pamph. 1289 (14)].)

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