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TO THE AUTHOR OF A SONNET BEGINNING 'SAD IS MY VERSE', by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy verse is 'sad' enough, no doubt
Last Line: Tell us you'll read them o'er again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THY verse is 'sad' enough, no doubt:
A devilish deal more sad than witty!
Why we should weep I can't find out,
Unless for thee we weep in pity.

Yet there is one I pity more;
And much, alas! I think he needs it:
For he, I'm sure, will suffer sore,
Who, to his own misfortune, reads it.

Thy rhymes, without the aid of magic,
May once be read -- but never after:
Yet their effect's by no means tragic,
Although by far too dull for laughter.

But would you make our bosoms bleed,
And of no common pang complain --
If you would make us weep indeed,
Tell us you'll read them o'er again.





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