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Poem by William Gilmore Simms

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Oh, bid me not, with smiling eye,
  Relate the cause of all my pain,
For when you smile, alas! I sigh,
  And when you're said, I sigh again.

The smile, the sigh, from thee that flows,
  Must still a source of anguish be;Ч
Unless the smile, to bless me, glows,
  Unless the sigh is breathed for me. 

William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms's other poems:
  1. The Swamp Fox
  2. By the Swanannoa
  3. The Brooklet
  4. Blessings on Children
  5. The Lost Pleiad

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