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Scenes that are Brightest

By William Wallace Words by Alfred Bunn

Cleveland: S. Brainard & Co. (1800)

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[Verse 1]
Scenes that are brightest,
May charm a while
Hearts which are lightest,
And eyes that smile:
Yet o’er them, above us,
Tho’ nature beam
With none to love us,
How sad they seem
With none to love us,
How sad they seem.

[Verse 2]
Words cannot scatter
The thoughts we fear
For tho’ they flatter,
They mock the ear.
Hopes will still deceive us
With tearful cost
And when they leav us
The heart is lost
And when they leave us
The heart is lost


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