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THE PURGATORY OF SUICIDES: BOOK 7, STANZA 7, by            
First Line: I saw thee on the day thou wast a bride
Last Line: Was mine, -- for thee, that day, I breathed devotion leal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chartist, The
Subject(s): Marriage; Victoria, Queen Of England (1819-1901); Weddings; Husbands; Wives


I saw thee on the day thou wast a bride,
And shouted, 'mid my joy-tears, with the crowd:
Thou wert a woman, and thou sattst beside
Thy bosom's choice, while happiness o'erflowed
Thy heart, and in thy fair young countenance glowed.
Beholding thine, what could I less than feel
A sympathetic joy? Ay, though a proud
Worship of England's stern old Commonweal
Was mine, -- for thee, that day, I breathed devotion leal.





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