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Alfred Domett

(20 May 1811 – 2 November 1887 / Camberwell, Surrey)

Poems of Alfred Domett

1. A Christmas Hymn 1/1/2004
2. A Glee For Winter 1/1/2004
3. A Maori Girl's Song 1/4/2003
4. An Invitation 1/4/2003

A Maori Girl's Song

"Alas, and well-a-day! they are talking of me still:
By the tingling of my nostril, I fear they are talking ill;
Poor hapless I -- poor little I -- so many mouths to fill --
   And all for this strange feeling -- O, this sad, sweet pain!

"O! senseless heart -- O simple! to yearn so, and to pine
For one so far above me, confest o'er all to shine,
For one a hundred dote upon, who never can be mine!
   O, 'tis a foolish feeling -- all this fond, sweet p

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