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Poem by Robert Burns


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WHY, why tell thy lover,
  Bliss he never must enjoy?
Why, why undeceive him,
  And give all his hopes the lie?

O why, while fancy raptured slumbers,
  Chloris, Chloris all the theme!
Why, why wouldst thou, cruel,
  Wake thy lover from his dream?



Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Stanzas on the Same Occasion
  2. Mark Yonder Pomp
  3. How Lang And Dreary
  4. My Chloris
  5. The Carles of Dysart


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