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TO MRS. --, ON HER BEAUTIFUL TRANSLATION OF VOITURE'S KISS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: How heavenly was the poet's doom
Last Line: His life and soul have fled to thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Translating & Interpreting


How heavenly was the poet's doom
To breathe his spirit through a kiss;
And lose within so sweet a tomb
The trembling messenger of bliss!

And, ah! his soul return'd to feel
That it again could ravish'd be;
For in the kiss that thou didst steal,
His life and soul have fled to thee!





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