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Written in the Church-Yard at Malvern.

1 THIS seems a spot to pensive sorrow dear,
2 Gloomy the shade which yields this ancient yew,
3 Sacred the seat of Death! soothed while I view
4 Thy hills, O Malvern, proudly rising near,
5 I bless the peaceful mound, the mouldering cross,
6 And every stone whose rudely sculptured form
7 Hath braved the rage of many a winter's storm.
8 Pleased with the melancholy scene, each loss
9 Once more I weep; and wish this grave were thine,
10 Poor, lost, lamented friend! that o'er thy clay
11 For once this last, sad tribute I might pay,
12 And, with my tears, to the cold tomb resign
13 Each hope of bliss, each vanity of life,
14 And all the passions agonizing strife.


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Title (in Source Edition): Written in the Church-Yard at Malvern.
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Tighe, Mary, 1772-1810. Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 224. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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