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2. When round the bowl of vanished years
We talk, with joyous seeming, With smiles that might as well be tears,
So faint, so sad their beaming; While mem'ry brings us back again
Each early tic that twined us, < )h, sweet's the cup that circles then
To those we've left behind us.
3. And when, in other climes, we meet
Some isle or vale enchanting, Where all looks flow'ry, wild and sweet,
And nought but love is wanting; Wc think how great had been our bliss.
If Heav'n had but assigned us To live and die in scenes like this.
With some we've left behind us.
\. As travelers oft look back at eve,
When eastward darkly going, To gaze upon that light they leave
Still faint behind them glowing; So, when the close of pleasure's day
To gloom hath near consign'd us, We" turn to catch one fading ray
Of joy that's left behind us.
The first, second^ and last lines of this air arc slightly simplified from the more ornate and difficult original version; but there is            \v also for this easier version. 1
II. 4868.
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