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BÜRGER'S "LENORE."

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*** I have retained the German version of the heroine's name; thinking it more suited to the metre than the lengthy English word "Leonora,"—and by far less unpleasing to the ear than the stunted and ugly abbreviation, "Leonor."

G. C. R.

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Up rose Lenore as the red morn wore,
 From weary visions starting;
"Art faithless, William, or, William, art dead?
 'Tis long since thy departing."
For he, with Frederick's men of might,
In fair Prague waged the uncertain fight;
Nor once had he writ in the hurry of war.
And sad was the true heart that sickened afar.


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