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" I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such? "
The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence - Page 398
by William Cowper - 1824
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unseen, a kiss; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss—...slow away, And, turning from my nurs'ry window, drew 30 A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu! But was it such?— It was.— Where thou art gone Adieus...
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