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William Clifton

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Article

Publication Date

1859

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The Last Link is Broken
W. Clifton

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

The last link is broken that bound me to thee,
And the words thous hast spoken have rendered me free;
That bright glance misleading on others may shine,
Those eyes smiled unheeding when tears burst from mine.
I have not loved lightly, I'll think on thee yet,
I'll pray for thee nightly till life's sun is set.
I have not loved lightly, I'll think on thee yet,
I'll pray for thee nightly, till life's sun is set.

The heart thou hast broken once doted on thee,
And the words I have spoken prove sorrow to me,
O, had'st thou then treasured my thoughts spoken free,
Thous could'st not have measured thine own love to me.
I have not loved lightly, I'll think on thee yet,
I'll pray for thee nightly till life's sun is set.
I have not loved lightly, I'll think on thee yet,
I'll pray for thee nightly, till life's sun is set.

If my love was deemed boldness, that error is o'er,
I've witnessed thy coldness and prize thee no more.
But O, thou hast sorrowed my heart that was thine,
I'll return to thee borrowed, the one I thought mine.

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