by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Can doleful notes?
Language: English 
Can doleful notes, to measured accents set,
Express unmeasured griefs which Time forget?
No, let chromatic tunes, harsh without ground,
Be sullen music for a tuneless heart.
Chromatic tunes most like my passions sound,
As if combined to bear their falling part.
Uncertain certain turns, of thoughts forecast,
Bring back the same, then die, and dying, last.


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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 57