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1 As nearer I approach that fatal day
2 Which makes all mortal cares appear so light,
3 Time seems on swifter wing to speed his flight,
4 And Hope's fallacious visions fade away;
5 While to my fond desires, at length, I say,
6 Behold, how quickly melted from your sight
7 The promised objects you esteemed so bright,
8 When love was all your song, and life looked gay!
9 Now let us rest in peace! those hours are past,
10 And with them, all the agitating train
11 By which hope led the wandering cheated soul;
12 Wearied, she seeks repose, and owns at last
13 How sighs, and tears, and youth, were spent in vain,
14 While languishing she mourned in folly's sad control.


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Title (in Source Edition): Sonnet.
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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. 229. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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