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1 SPRING returns, the flowrets blow;
2 Will hope return? ah, no! ah, no!
3 With the dreams of youth she flies,
4 And like the rose, her emblem, dies.
5 Fancy droops beneath the shade,
6 And all the gay delights are fled.
7 Spring returns, the flowrets blow;
8 Will hope return? ah, no! ah, no!


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

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Hunter, Anne Home (Mrs. John), 1742-1821. Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, p. 107. 

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