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THE ROSE THOU GAV'ST AT PARTING, by             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To what thy faith hath been
Subject(s): Love Complaints

THE ROSE thou gav'''st at parting''"
Hast thou forgot the hour?
The moon was on the river,
The dew upon the flower:
Thy voice was full of tenderness,
But, ah! thy voice misleads;
The rose is like thy promises,
Its thorn is like thy deeds.

The winter cometh bleakly,
And dark the time must be;
But I can deem it summer
To what thou'''st prov'''d to me.
The snow that meets the sunlight
Soon hastens from the scene;
But melting snow is lasting,
To what thy faith hath been.

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