Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Constancy 1

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Literary Gazette, 14th August, 1824, Pages 524


ORIGINAL POETRY.
CONSTANCY, A SONG.

Forget thee—or forget
    What my heart hath so dearly known?
Deemest thou that wholly from earth
    All truth and faith are flown?

Oh! write your love on the sand ,
    And the wave will wash it away;
Or, place your trust in the flower
    The next summer sun will decay!

But take an emerald ring,
    And thereon grave your name;
Thro' the lapse and change of years
    It still will be the same.

And such my heart—if you fear
    That aught like change will be shown;
’Tis I that shall weep for the change,
    For the falsehood must be thine own.

L. E. L.