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First Line: Tis a fair tree, the almond-tree: there spring
Last Line: Tis death!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Almond Trees; Death; Trees; Dead, The


'TIS a fair tree, the almond-tree: there Spring
Shews the first promise of her rosy wreath;
Or ere the green leaves venture from the bud,
Those fragile blossoms light the winter bough
With delicate colours heralding the rose,
Whose own Aurora they might seem to be.
What lurks beneath their faint and lovely red?
What the dark spirit in those fairy flowers?
'Tis death!





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