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Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 10

For works with similar titles, see Song (Letitia Elizabeth Landon).

Literary Gazette, 24th April, 1824, Page 268


I cannot bear to look on thee,
    And think on all that thou hast given
Of happiness and misery,—
    Alternately a hell! a heaven!

How can the merchant bear to gaze
    Upon the deep blue ocean wave?
The sea, in which his wealth was lost,
    At first its source and then its grave!

My every hope is wrecked for thee,
    My life is clouded for thy sake;
You taught my heart love's richest store,
    Must its next lesson be to break?L. E. L.