Treasure Island

George Gordon Byron

(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England)

Lines To A Lady Weeping


Weep, daughter of a royal line,
A Sire's disgrace, a realm's decay;
Ah! happy if each tear of thine
Could wash a father's fault away!

Weep--for thy tears are Virtue's tears­
Auspicious to these suffering isles;
And be each drop in future years
Repaid thee by thy people's smiles!

Submitted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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