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21S
THE SPIRIT OF MY SONG
3  Tho' her glances sleep like shadows
'Neath each falling, silken lash, Yet, at aught that wakes resentment.
They magnificently flash. Tho' you loved such dewy dream-light,
And such glance of sweet surprise, You could never bear the scorn
Of those proud and brilliant eyes.
4  There's a sweet and winning cunning
In her bright lip's crimson hue, And a flitting tint of roses
From her soft cheek gleaming thro'; Do you think that you have met her ?
She is young and pure and fair, And she wears a wreath of starlight
In her braided ebon hair
5  Often at her feet I'm sitting,
With my head upon her knee, While she tells me dreams of beauty
In low words of melody. And, when my unskilful fingers
Strive her silv'ry lyre to wake, She will smooth my tresses, smiling
At the discord which I make.
6  But of late days I have missed her,
The bright being of my love, .And perchance she's stolen pinions
And has floated up above. Tell me, have you ever met her,
Met the spint of my song ? Have her wave-like footsteps glided
Thro' the city's worldly throng?








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