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AN EPITAPH

1 Biron, if e'er thy bosom bled for woe,
2 If e'er a tear bedew'd thy radiant eyes,
3 To yon church-yard, at close of evening go,
4 There low on earth the gay Louisa lies.
5 Biron for thee she lost the joys of youth,
6 To thee, by magic pow'r, her heart was giv'n;
7 For thee rejected friendship, love, and truth;
8 For thee she scorn'd the world, and slighted Heav'n.
9 Biron, for thee she pin'd the summer day,
10 By Phoebus' ray, or Luna's milder beam;
11 Nor could forget the fatal ninth of May,
12 Till, led by Death, she tasted Lethe's stream.
13 Biron, for thee but ah! I'll stop in time;
14 Around her grave I saw fierce lightnings dart;
15 There sleeps her muse, there rest her pow'rs sublime;
16 Biron, for thee Louisa broke her heart!

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Title (in Source Edition): AN EPITAPH
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Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, p. 27. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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