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Poem by Oliver Goldsmith


A Sonnet


WEEPING, murmuring, complaining,
Lost to every gay delight;
MYRA, too sincere for feigning,
Fears th' approaching bridal night.

Yet, why impair thy bright perfection?
Or dim thy beauty with a tear?
Had MYRA followed my direction,
She long had wanted cause of fear. 



Oliver Goldsmith


Oliver Goldsmith's other poems:
  1. Italy
  2. On Seeing a Lady Perform a Certain Character
  3. From the Latin of Vida
  4. Answer to an Invitation to Pass the Christmas at Barton
  5. The Traveller


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Charles Sorley A Sonnet ("When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead")
  • Francis Beaumont A Sonnet ("Flattering Hope, away and leave me")

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