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THE GREEN LEAVES ALL TURN YELLOW, by            
First Line: A sage once to a maiden sung
Last Line: For the green leaves all turn yellow.'


A SAGE once to a maiden sung,
While summer leaves were growing;
Experience dwelt upon his tongue,
With love her heart was glowing:
'The summer bloom will fade away,
And will no more be seen;
These flowers, that look so fresh and gay,
Will not be ever green --
For the green leaves all turn yellow.
''Tis thus with the delights of love,
The youthful heart beguiling;
Believe me, you will find them prove
As transient -- though as smiling:
Not long they flourish, ere they fade,
As sadly I have seen;
Yes, like the summer flowers, fair maid,
Oh! none are ever green --
For the green leaves all turn yellow.'





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