Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 13

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Literary Gazette, 4th September, 1824, Pages 572

Oh! no, no, this love is not love for me;
    This life and death love is too grave:
Be mine like the flight of yon sea bird, whose wings
    Just skim, but sink not in, the wave.

If but for one moment a chain I could bear,
    It must be as light as the day;
Oh! form it of opals, which change with the sky,
    A fresh colour for every ray. L. E. L.