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"HER ONLY PILOT THE SOFT BREEZE"

          HER only pilot the soft breeze, the boat
          Lingers, but Fancy is well satisfied;
          With keen-eyed Hope, with Memory, at her side,
          And the glad Muse at liberty to note
          All that to each is precious, as we float
          Gently along; regardless who shall chide
          If the heavens smile, and leave us free to glide,
          Happy Associates breathing air remote
          From trivial cares. But, Fancy and the Muse,
          Why have I crowded this small bark with you                 10
          And others of your kind, ideal crew!
          While here sits One whose brightness owes its hues
          To flesh and blood; no Goddess from above,
          No fleeting Spirit, but my own true love?
                                                              1827.


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