Samuel Lover

The Falling Star

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I saw a star that was falling,
I wish'd the wish of my soul,
My heart on its influence calling
To shed all its gentle control.
Hope whisper'd my wish would be granted,
And fancy soon waved her bright wand,
My heart in sweet ecstacy panted,
At the visions were smiling beyond.
Oh! like the meteors,--sweeping,
Thro' darkness their luminous way,
Are the pleasures too worthless for keeping,
As dazzling, but fleeting as they.


I saw a star that was beaming
Steady and stilly and bright,
Unwearied its sweet watch 'twas seeming
To keep through the darkness of night:
Like those two stars in the heaven,
Are the joys that are false and are true,
I felt as a lesson 'twas given,
And thought my own true love of you.
When I saw the star that was beaming
Steady, and stilly, and bright,
Unwearied its sweet watch 'twas seeming
To keep through the darkness of night

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