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A SONG. [Far from the woods, alas, I rove]

1 Far from the woods, alas, I rove,
2 Far from the swain I dearly love:
3 Sure some ill star did rule the day,
4 When first my heedless feet did stray,
5 From my dear swain so far away.
6 'Tis now the morning of the spring,
7 And larks and linnets sweetly sing;
8 I might have sung as well as they,
9 If I had never learnt to stray,
10 From my dear swain so far away.
11 Oh! that I had ne'er left the plain,
12 Oh! that I could return again;
13 But here I mourn my object state,
14 Like a poor dove that's lost her mate,
15 And sigh, alas! but sigh too late.

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    Title (in Source Edition): A SONG. [Far from the woods, alas, I rove]
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    Hands, Elizabeth, 1746-1815. The death of Amnon. A poem. With an appendix: containing pastorals, and other poetical pieces. By Elizabeth Hands. [Coventry]: Printed for the author, by N. Rollason, Coventry, M,DCCLXXXIX., 1789, p. 118. [40],127,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T141063) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Dunston B 961 (1)].)

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