Landon in The Literary Gazette 1825/Fragment 5 5

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Literary Gazette, 18th June, 1825, Page 396


Forget thee—I may not forget,
    But yet my heart may turn
From the shrine of its early god,
    Another faith to learn.

Another altar may be raised,
    Another idol be;
But can I ever feel for them
    What I have felt for thee!

The convert, who, with opened eyes,
    Has learnt to know the truth;
Will never memory recall
    His creed of early youth!

Thus I, altho' I know how false
    The worship that I paid,
Must still regret the early zeal
    Which truth of falsehood made.
L. E. L.