Thomas Moore

May 28, 1780 - Feb 26, 1852


Go, Then - 'Tis Vain

by Thomas Moore

Go, then -- 'tis vain to hover
Thus around a hope that's dead --
At length my dream is over,
'Twas sweet--'twas false--'tis fled!
Farewell! since nought it moves thee,
Such truth as mine to see, --
Some one who far less loves thee,
Perhaps more bless'd will be.

Farewell, sweet eyes, whose brightness
New life around me shed!
Farewell, false heart, whose lightness
Now leaves me death instead!
Go, now, those charms surrender
To some new lover's sigh,
One who, though far less tender,
May be more bless'd than I.


The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.
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