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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 14th – February 21st, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/believe_me_if_all_1002_librivox/believeme_moore_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 15s (mp3@64kb)


Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (10MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art.
Let thy loveliness fade as it will.
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear;
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose.

This week’s poem can be found here.

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