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TO MR *****

1 Unus'd to every soothing sound,
2 Inur'd to every sorrow;
3 To day you vainly bind the wound
4 That bleeds afresh to-morrow.
5 The world beholds with careless eye,
6 And much I scorn their pity;
7 Unseen, to heave the bursting sigh,
8 I leave the crowded city.
9 And dost thou ask my falt'ring tongue,
10 To tell a tale of woe?
11 The griefs my youthful breast have wrung
12 Oh! may'st thou never know!
13 Long have I bore an orphan's name,
14 And shar'd an orphan's fate;
15 Few friends I have, or dare to claim,
16 Such is my helpless state.
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17 The simple dictates of my heart
18 To public view they force;
19 Not pride, but pain does this impart;
20 It is my last resource.

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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 89-90. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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