Letitia Elizabeth Landon

 

Love, Hope, And Beauty

by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Love may be increased by fears,
May be fanned with sighs,
Nursed by fancies, fed by doubts;
But without Hope it dies!
As in the far Indian isles
Dies the young cocoa tree,
Unless within the pleasant shade
Of the parent plant it be;
So Love may spring up at first
Lighted at Beauty's eyes: --
But Beauty is not all its life,
For without Hope it dies.

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The Poetical Works Of Miss Landon
Copyright 1853
Phillips, Sampson, And Co.
110 Washington Street
Boston
 
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