Louisa Stuart Costello

(1799-1870 / France)

Song.—yes, I Had Hope - Poem by Louisa Stuart Costello

Yes! I had hope when first we met,
For hope and joy were in thine eye;
'Twas long before I could forget,
I trusted thee so tenderly.


And even now, though years are flown,
And all that charm'd me then was vain,
I think on happy moments flown,
Until they seem to live again.


But I awake to truth and woe,
And vanish'd is the pleasing dream,
Like the frail shade the moonbeams throw,
Or image in the passing stream


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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