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THE STRUGGLE

1 A Thousand sighs that bursting rise,
2 Bid Strephon here remain,
3 Yet Sally cried, with woman's pride,
4 Oh ne'er return again.
5 Awhile to stand, and take her hand,
6 Besought the blooming swain;
7 Away she flies, and thus replies,
8 Oh ne'er return again.
9 O speak the truth, nor scorn the youth,
10 These struggles are in vain;
11 He goes away, now can you say,
12 Oh ne'er return again.
13 How dark's the night, he's out of sight,
14 Unheard I'll breath my pain;
15 Ye zephyrs sigh, although I die,
16 Oh ne'er return again.
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17 Nor e'er reveal how much I feel,
18 In forcing this disdain;
19 Tho' death should tell I lov'd thee well,
20 Oh ne'er return again.
21 This wounded heart, that bleeds to part,
22 Was never us'd to feign;
23 Unmov'd you go, then never know,
24 Oh ne'er return again.

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    Title (in Source Edition): THE STRUGGLE
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 79-80. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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