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Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 7

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

Literary Gazette, 3rd April, 1824, Page 219

Young Beauty once dwelt in a bower,
    A fairy bower of rose, with Love;
There was a fragrant earth beneath,
    There was a cloudless sky above.

And they were happy, till one day
    Beauty bethought her of Love's wings,
And watched her moment—o'er his neck
    A chain, a golden chain, she flings.

Alas, the folly of such care!
    Alas, that e'er the chain was thrown!
For Beauty found Love disappear,
    And that the fetters were her own![1]

  1. Signature after last song