"The Alloy" by J. H. Lowther

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The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra

This poem appears immediately after Mary Shelley's 'The Mortal Immortal' in its first publication in The Keepsake for 1834, p. 87.

THE ALLOY

by J. H. L[owther]

"A KISS ere we part,"
Cries the girl I adore;
"Come, come to my heart,
And embrace me once more."

Alas! My Louise,
What pure transports can flow
From moments like these,
Which conduct us to wo?

Felicity vain!
When reduced thus in measure,
'Tis too near to pain,
To be longer a pleasure!

Original publication date

1833

Published @ RC

September 1997