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Turn Not Away!
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(published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, 1850)
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Turn not away!
Turn not away
From the fond heart thou hast slighted:
Scorn not my dream,
Bright as the beam
E’er by thy cold frown benighted
E’er by thy cold frown benighted
E’er by thy cold frown benighted.
Bid me not now
Spurn every vow
Once so confidingly plighted.
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3.
Where shall I turn
How can I learn
Other delights to awaken?
Ne’er can I find
Joy for my mind,
Hope from my heart being taken
Hope from my heart being taken
Hope from my heart being taken.
Vainly I’ll strive
Hope to revive
When by thee scorned and forsaken.
When I would smile,
Grief to beguile,
Peace from my breast has departed;
When I would hide
Anguish in pride
Sorrowing tear drops have started
Sorrowing tear drops have started
Sorrowing tear drops have started.
Turn not away!
Turn not away!
Leave me not now broken hearted!
   
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