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Sonnet.

1 YE dear associates of my gayer hours,
2 Ah! whither are you gone? on what light wing
3 Is Fancy fled? Mute is the dulcet string
4 Of long-lost Hope? No more her magic powers
5 Scatter o'er my lorn path fallacious flowers,
6 As she was wont with glowing hand to fling
7 Loading with fragrance the soft gales of Spring,
8 While fondly pointing to fresh blooming bowers,
9 Now faded, with each dazzling view of bright,
10 Delusive pleasure; never more return,
11 Ye vain, ideal visions of delight!
12 For in your absence I have learned to mourn;
13 To bear the torch of Truth with steady sight,
14 And weave the cypress for my future urn.

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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 228. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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