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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. III. The Eighteenth Century: Addison to Blake
To Her I Love
By James Thomson (1700–1748)
TELL me, thou soul of her I love,
  Ah! tell me, whither art thou fled;
To what delightful world above,
  Appointed for the happy dead?
Or dost thou, free, at pleasure, roam        5
  And sometimes share thy lover’s woe;
Where, void of thee, his cheerless home
  Can now, alas! no comfort know?
Oh! if thou hoverest round my walk,
  While, under every well-known tree,        10
I to thy fancied shadow talk,
  And every tear is full of thee;
Should then the weary eye of grief,
  Beside some sympathetic stream,
In slumber find a short relief,        15
  Oh! visit thou my soothing dream!

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