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O THERE IS NOT A SHARPER DART.

1 O THERE is not a sharper dart
2 Can pierce the mourner's suffering heart,
3 Than when the friend we love and trust
4 Tramples that friendship into dust,
5 Forgets the sacred, honour'd claim,
6 And proves it but an empty name!
7 I almost as a sister lov'd thee,
8 And thought that nothing could have mov'd thee!
9 But, like the dewdrops on a spray
10 That shrinks before the morning ray,
11 Like the frail sunshine on the stream,
12 Thy friendship faded as a dream.
13 When sickness and when sorrow tried me,
14 Thy aid thy friendship was denied me;
15 Thy love was but a summer flower,
16 And could not stand the wintry shower:
17 More for thyself than me I grieve
18 Thou could'st thus cruelly deceive.

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Title (in Source Edition): O THERE IS NOT A SHARPER DART.
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The Poetical Works of Miss Susanna Blamire “The 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, p. 242. 

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