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And I alone of all mankind
Were left in loneliness behind.
It was a chilly winter's night;
And frost was glitt'ring on the ground,
And evening stars were twinkling bright;
Leaves of the summer, lovely summer's pride,
Sweet is the shade below your silent tree,
Since I do miss your vaice an' feace
In prayer at eventide,
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But no. Too soon I voun' my charm abroke.
Noo comely soul in white like her--
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