Landon in The Literary Gazette 1823/Fragments 2 5

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Literary Gazette, 26th April 1823, Page 268-269


Do any thing but love; or if thou lovest
And art a Woman, hide thy love from him
Who thou dost worship; never let him know
How dear he is; flit like a bird before him,—
Lead him from tree to tree, from flower to flower;
But be not won, or thou wilt, like that bird,
When caught and caged, be left to pine neglected,
And perish in forgetfulness. L. E. L.