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Timid Tear

Thomas Moore

Have you not seen the timid tear,
Steal trembling from mine eye?
Have you not marked the flush of fear,
Or caught the murmured sigh?

And can you think my love is chill,
Nor fixt on you alone?
And can you rend, by doubting still,
A heart so much your own?

To you my soul's affections move,
Devoutly, warmly true;
My life has been a task of love,
One long, long thought of you.

If all your tender faith be o'er,
If still my truth you'll try;
Alas, I know but one proof more --
I'll bless your name, and die!

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