by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

O Hope, thou Soother sweet of human Woes!
Language: English 
O Hope! thou Soother sweet of human Woes!
how shall I lure thee to my Haunts forlorn
for me wilt thou renew the wither'd Rose
and clear my painful Path of pointed Thorn.

Oh come sweet Nymph in smiles and softness
drest like the young Hours that lead the tender year
Enchantress come and charm my cares to Rest.
Alas the flatt'rer flies and will not hear.


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