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Poem by Thomas Campbell


To a Young Lady, Who Asked Him to Write Something Original for Her Album


An original something, dear maid, you would win me
          To write Ц but how shall I begin?
For I fear I have nothing original in me Ц
          Excepting Original Sin.



Thomas Campbell


Thomas Campbell's other poems:
  1. Napoleon and the British Sailor
  2. Chaucer and Windsor
  3. Field Flowers
  4. Poland
  5. The Exile of Erin


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