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Or were I in the wildest waste,
Sae black and bare, sae black and bare,
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O wert thou in the cauld blast,
On yonder lea, on yonder lea,
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I did not know that thou wert dead before;
I did not feel the grief I did sustain;
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Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young,
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
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Ah wretched We, Poets of Earth! but Thou
Wert Living the same Poet which thou'rt Now,
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Love must not be, but take a body too,
And therefore what thou wert, and who,
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My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst grow
With thy green mother in some shady grove,
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Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why
This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
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Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;
My sin was too much hope of thee, loved boy.
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Thou wert the morning star among the living
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