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POEMS

OF

SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION.

UNSPOKEN DIALOGUE.

ABOVE the trailing mignonnette

That dressed the window-sill,
A Lady watched, with lips firm-set,

And looks of earnest will :
Four decades o'er her life had met,

And left her lovely still.

Not to the radiant firmament,

Not to the garden's grace,
The courses of her mind were bent,-

But where, with sweetest face,
Forth from the other window leant,

The Daughter of the place.

Thus ran her thoughts : “O, wretched day!

When She was born so fair ;
Well could I let my charms decay,

If she were not their heir :
I loathe the sunbeams as they play

About her golden hair.

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