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SONG.

1 TO wander alone when the moon faintly beaming,
2 With glimmering lustre darts through the dim shade,
3 Where owls seek for covert, and night birds complaining,
4 Add sound to the horrors that darken the glade.
5 'Tis not for the happy, come daughter of sorrow,
6 'Tis here thy sad thoughts are embalm'd in thy tears,
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7 Where lost in the past, nor regarding to-morrow,
8 There's nothing for hopes, there's nothing for fears.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
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Genres: song

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Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, pp. 101-102. 

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