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First Line: The sun was setting o'er the sea
Last Line: Or hope grow cold, or love forget!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Hope; Love; Optimism

THE sun was setting o'er the sea,
A beautiful and summer sun;
Crimson and bright, as if not night,
But rather day had just begun:
That lighted sky, that lighted sea,
They spoke of Love and Hope to me.

I thought how Love, I thought how Hope,
O'er the horizon of my heart
Had poured their light like yonder sun;
Like yon sun, only to depart:
Alas! that ever suns should set,
Or Hope grow cold, or Love forget!

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