[Page 188]

O BID ME NOT TO WANDER.

Written when earnestly entreated to go to the South of France for the recovery of her health.

Air β€” A Rose Tree.
1 O urge me not to wander,
2 And quit my pleasant native shore;
3 O let me still meander
4 On those sweet banks I lov'd before!
[Page 189]
5 The heart when fill'd with sorrow
6 Can find no joy in change of scene,
7 Nor can that cheat to-morrow
8 Be aught but what to-day has been.
9 If pleasure e'er o'ertakes me,
10 'Tis when I tread the wonted round
11 Where former joy awakes me,
12 And strews its relics o'er the ground.
13 There's not a shrub or flower
14 But tells some dear lov'd tale to me,
15 And paints some happy hour
16 Which I, alas! no more shall see.

Text

  • TEI/XML [chunk] (XML - 35K / ZIP - 4.7K) / ECPA schema (RNC - 357K / ZIP - 73K)
  • Plain text [excluding paratexts] (TXT - 653 / ZIP - 581 )

About this text

Title (in Source Edition): O BID ME NOT TO WANDER. Written when earnestly entreated to go to the South of France for the recovery of her health.
Themes:
Genres: song

Text view / Document view

Source edition

The Poetical Works of Miss Susanna Blamire β€œThe muse of Cumberland.” Now for the first time collected by Henry Lonsdale, M.D. with a preface, memoir, and notes by Patrick Maxwell, ... Edinburgh: John Menzies, 61 Princes Street; R. Tyas, London; D. Robertson, Glasgow; and C. Thurnam, Carlisle. MDCCCXLII., 1842, pp. 188-189. 

Editorial principles

The text has been typographically modernized, but without any silent modernization of spelling, capitalization, or punctuation. The source of the text is given and all editorial interventions have been recorded in textual notes. Based on the electronic text originally produced by the ECCO-TCP project, this ECPA text has been edited to conform to the recommendations found in Level 5 of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries version 3.0.

Other works by Susanna Blamire