Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll love no more; Of Death I'm not afraid, My poor Heart is betrayed; She that disdains my Love, must I adore. Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll live no more, I'll love no more. To crave from Cruel Eyes Compassion, 'tis in vain, And with Laments and Cryes To sob out Tears, the witness of my pain. No, Death shall cure my Sore: Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll live no more. To see when I complain A Cruel Soul disdain, That to my grief I love, When Her no tears can move, But rival tears: Ah! 'twas ne'er heard before. Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll live no more: Ne'er flatter more my sense With sweet and courteous Breath, 'Twixt outrage and offence I am condemn'd to Death. No more on Joys I dote, But with a doleful Note my Life and Death deplore. Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll live no more, I'll love no more.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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