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Samuel Kettell, ed.  Specimens of American Poetry.  1829.
Serenade Song
By William Crafts (1787–1826)
BEWARE the soft seducer;
  Elude his silken snare,
And guard thy tender bosom
  From anguish and despair.
Believe him not, young lady!        5
  Though by the stars he swear;
The night is past! already
  The stars do disappear.
But there is one remaining,
  The morning star alone,        10
Just like a maid complaining
  When all her hopes are gone.

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