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Written at Killarney.

July, 20 1800.

1 How soft the pause! the notes melodious cease,
2 Which from each feeling could an echo call;
3 Rest on your oars; that not a sound may fall
4 To interrupt the stillness of our peace:
5 The fanning west-wind breathes upon our cheeks
6 Yet glowing with the sun's departed beams.
7 Through the blue heavens the cloudless moon pours streams
8 Of pure resplendent light, in silver streaks
9 Reflected on the still, unruffled lake.
10 The Alpine hills in solemn silence frown,
11 While the dark woods night's deepest shades embrown.
12 And now once more that soothing strain awake!
13 Oh, ever to my heart, with magic power,
14 Shall those sweet sounds recal this rapturous hour!


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Title (in Source Edition): Written at Killarney. July, 20 1800.
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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. 233. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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