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Our friendship a favourite song
Composed for the piano forte, and affectionately dedicated to her pupil Virginia T.L. Johnston, by Mrs. Townshend Stith.

Philad. Published & sold by Geo. Willig 171 Chestnut St.

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It died in beauty, like a rose blown from its parent stem;
It died in beauty, like a pearl drop'd from some diadem,
It died in beauty like a lay, A long a moonlit lake,
It died in beauty like the song of birds amid the brake,
It died in beauty like the snow, on flowers disolv'd away;
It died in beauty like a star, lost on the brow of day.



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