Landon in The Literary Gazette 1824/Song 2

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For works with similar titles, see Fragment (Letitia Elizabeth Landon).
For works with similar titles, see Song (Letitia Elizabeth Landon).

Literary Gazette, 10th January, 1824, Pages 27-28

Second Series.

Gleamings of poetry,—if I may give
That name of beauty, passion, and of grace,
To the wild thoughts that in a starlit hour,
In a pale twilight, or a rose-bud morn,
Glance o'er my spirit,—thoughts that are like light,
Or love, or hope, in their effects.


Oh speak not of love
    As of that which might be,
If the love could pass over
    I now feel for thee.

Oh speak not of falsehood,
    For it must be thine;
I cannot in fancy
    Dream of it as mine.

I have lived but for one love;
    If that were no more,
Oh never could new love
    Its likeness restore.

When the lamp of the vestal
    Had chanced to expire,
It might be rekindled
    By morning sunfire ;

But, love once extinguished,
    All efforts are vain,
There is nothing can brighten
    Its embers again.