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1 THE fatal moment I beheld
2 Those eyes so fondly fix'd on me,
3 Some magic sure my heart compell'd
4 To place its dearest hopes on thee.
5 And my true faith can alter never,
6 Though thou art gone perhaps for ever.
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7 Nor dangers past, nor woes to come,
8 Thy image from my soul can part,
9 Through years of anguish to the tomb
10 'Twill follow this devoted heart;
11 And my true faith can alter never,
12 Though thou art gone perhaps for ever.


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

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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, pp. 108-109. 

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