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First Line: Farewell, sweet love! Yet blame you not my truth
Last Line: With thoughts that please me less, and less betray me.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


Farewell, sweet Love! yet blame you not my truth;
More fondly ne'er did mother eye her child
Than I your form: yours were my hopes of youth,
And as you shaped my thoughts I sighed or smiled.

While most were wooing wealth, or gaily swerving
To pleasure's secret haunts, and some apart
Stood strong in pride, self-conscious of deserving,
To you I gave my whole weak wishing heart.

And when I met the maid that realised
Your fair creations, and had won her kindness,
Say, but for her if aught on earth I prized!
Your dreams alone I dreamt, and caught your blindness.

O grief! -- but farewell, Love! I will go play me
With thoughts that please me less, and less betray me.





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