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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Phantasmion. A Fairy Tale (1837)
III. “Grief’s Heavy Hand”
By Sarah Coleridge (1802–1850)
(From Chapter XIII.)

GRIEF’S heavy hand hath sway’d the lute;
          ’Tis henceforth mute:
Though pleasure woo, the strings no more respond
          To touches light as fond,
Silenced as if by an enchanter’s wand.        5
Do thou brace up each slackened chord,
          Love, gentle lord;
Then shall the lute pour grateful melodies
          On every breeze,
Strains that celestial choristers may please.        10

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