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First Line: Child of the sobre eve, whose sad delight
Last Line: My heart will chord in union with thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)


(vulgo the WHIPPOORWILL, humbly attempted in the manner of
CHARLOTTE SMITH)

CHILD of the sobre eve, whose sad delight
Soothes meditation with unvaried note,
Circling the earliest footsteps of the night,
Whilst on the swelling wave of air you float.

The musing fancy of the bard, would fain
Learn the lorn numbers of thy magick spell;
With thee at eve wou'd skim the dusky plain,
And weary echo in her rocky cell.

Ecstatick master of the tuneful art,
Attune my voice to pour thy plaintive strains;
While kindred sorrow swell my bursting heart,
Woe's kindred notes shall sadden all the plains;

For while to anguish thou attun'st thy key,
My heart will chord in union with thee.





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