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Addressed to My Brother.


1 BROTHER beloved! if health shall smile again
2 Upon this wasted form and fevered cheek;
3 If e'er returning vigour bids these weak
4 And languid limbs their gladsome strength regain;
5 Well may thy brow the placid glow retain
6 Of sweet content, and thy pleased eye may speak
7 Thy conscious self-applause: but should I seek
8 To utter what this heart can feel, ah! vain
9 Were the attempt! Yet, kindest friends, as o'er
10 My couch ye bend, and watch with tenderness
11 The being whom your cares could e'en restore
12 From the cold grasp of death; say, can you guess
13 The feelings which this lip can ne'er express?
14 Feelings deep fixed in grateful memory's store!


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Title (in Source Edition): Addressed to My Brother. 1805.
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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. 237. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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