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LOVE AND MADNESS ;

AN ELEGY.

WRITTEN IN 1795.

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“ Cease, Mem'ry, cease (the friendless mourner cry'd),

To probe the bosom too severely tried !

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Oh! ever cease, my pensive thoughts, to stray
Through the bright fields of Fortune's better day:

# Warwick Castle.

When youthful Hope, the music of the mind;

Tun'd all its charms, and E

-n was kind!

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" Yet, can I cease, while glows this trembling frame, In figlis to speak thy melancholy name!

I hear thy spirit wail in every storm!
In midnight shades I view thy paffing form!

Pale as in that sad hour, when doom'd to feel,

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Deep in thy perjur'd heart the bloody fteel!

“ Demons of Vengeance ! ye at whose command I grasp'd the sword with more than woman's hand,

Say ye, did Pity's trembling voice controul,

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Or horror damp the purpose of my soul ?
No! my wild heart fat smiling o'er the plan,

Till Hate fulfill'd what baffled Love began!

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