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Love Not

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Love Not.

Written by Mrs. Norton

Composed for the Piano Forte,

By Blockley.

New York: Published at Millets Music Saloon, 329 Broadway.

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[Verse 1]
Love not! Love not!
Ye hapless sons of clay,
Hope's gayest wreaths are made of earthly flow'rs;
Things that are made to far and far away,
Ere they have blossom'd for a few short hours,
Ere they have blossom'd for a few short hours,
Love not! Love not!

[Verse 2]
Love not! Love not! the thing you love may die,
May perish form the gay and glad some earth,
The silent stars, the blue and smiling sky
Beams in its grave as once upon its birth.
Love not!

[Verse 3]
Love not! love not! the thing you love may change,
The rosy lip may cease to smile on you,
The kindly beaming eye grow cold and strange,
The hear still warmly beat yet not be true.
Love not!

[Verse 4]
Love not! Love not! oh warning vainly said
In present hours, as in ears gone by:
Love fling a halo round the dear one's head,
Faultless, immortal,till they change or die,
Love not!



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.