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Thread #62934   Message #1019490
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
15-Sep-03 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Songs for white slaves?
Subject: RE: Songs for white slaves?
From Byron's The Corsair -

On Conrad's stricken soul exhaustion prest,
And stupor almost lull'd it into rest;
So feeble now - his mothere's softness crept
To those wild eyes, which like an infant's wept:
It was the very weakness of his brain,
Which thus confess'd without relieving pain.
None saw his trickling tears - perchance, if seen,
That useless flood of grief had never been:
Nor long they flow'd - he dried them to depart...

But you wouldn't want to sing that...