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Sonnet.

1 As one who late hath lost a friend adored,
2 Clings with sick pleasure to the faintest trace
3 Resemblance offers in another's face,
4 Or sadly gazing on that form deplored,
5 Would clasp the silent canvas to his breast:
6 So muse I on the good I have enjoyed,
7 The wretched victim of my hopes destroyed;
8 On images of peace I fondly rest,
9 Or in the page, where weeping fancy mourns,
10 I love to dwell upon each tender line,
11 And think the bliss once tasted still is mine;
12 While cheated memory to the past returns,
13 And, from the present leads my shivering heart
14 Back to those scenes from, which it wept to part.

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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 226. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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