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Sonnet.

1 POOR, fond deluded heart! wilt thou again
2 Listen, enchanted, to the syren song
3 Of treacherous Pleasure? Ah, deceived too long,
4 Cease now at length to throb with wishes vain!
5 Ah, cease her paths bewildering to explore!
6 Betrayed so oft! yet recollect the woe
7 Which waits on disappointment; taught to know
8 By sad experience, wilt thou not give o'er
9 To rest, deluded, on the fickle wing
10 Which Fancy lends thee in her airy flight,
11 But to seduce thee to some giddy height,
12 And leave thee there a poor forsaken thing.
13 Hope warbles once again, Truth pleads in vain,
14 And my charmed soul sinks vanquished by her strain.

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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 223. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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