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POEMS OF EMILY BRONTË

XI

RETIREMENT

O let me be alone awhile!
No human form is nigh;
And I may sing and muse aloud,
No mortal ear is by.


Away! ye dreams of earthly bliss,
Ye earthly cares begone!
Depart! ye restless, wandering thoughts,
And let me be alone!


One hour, my spirit, stretch thy wings
And quit this joyless sod;
Bask in the sunshine of the sky,
And be alone with God!

Sunday, December 13, 1840.