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REMORSE, by                    
First Line: The bubbling of the gushing fountain proves
Last Line: "afraid to live, yet still more loath to die!"
Subject(s): Remorse


The bubbling of the gushing fountain proves
How deep and strong the welling spring below;
But fiercer swells the agony that moves
My soul, from whence these tears of sorrow flow.
Fast caught in Heaven's awful net of woe,
I suffer more than lips and tongue can tell;
These frightful tortures that I undergo --
What more intense could come from fires of Hell!
Why need Fate ever let me come to birth?
Why could I not have long ago been dead?
What power can ease my grief upon this earth,
With Heaven unresponsive overhead!
Was ever mortal so beset as I --
Afraid to live, yet still more loath to die!





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