William Jackson (of Exeter)
(1730 - 1803)

Jackson (of Exeter) : Alas! From the day that we met : illustration

Alas! From the day that we met
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From Twelve canzonets, Op. 9. A copy of this work was held in the collection of music formed by the Austen family.
Lyrics: William Shenstone

Alas! From the day that we met.
What hope to an end of my woes,
When I cannot endure to forget
The glance that undid my repose?
Yet time may diminish the pain:
The flow'r, the shrub and the tree
Which I reared for her pleasure in vain
In time may have comfort for me.