I Saw Thy Form in Youthful Prime, Lyric Variant 02
 


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Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, “I Saw Thy Form in Youthful Prime, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 20, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31588.


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Title

I Saw Thy Form in Youthful Prime, Lyric Variant 02

Description

One leaf, typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. There is significant tearing at the bottom edge. The document "Rambling Boy (II)" is laminated to the reverse side.

Subject

Poetry, Irish Memories -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music Aging -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Youthful Prime

Creator

Thomas Moore, 1779-1852

Source

From Irish Melodies, 1820

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/16/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

I saw thy form in youthful prime,
No thought that pale decay,
Could steal before the steps of time,
And wash its bloom away.
Yet still thy features wore that light.
Which fleets not with the breath,
And life never looked more farely bright,
Than in thy smiles of death.

As streams that run over golden mines,
With modest mur mur glide.
Nor seem to know the wealth that shines,
With in there gentle tide.
So fall beneath a simple guise,
Thy radiant genious shone,
And that which charmed all other eyes,
Seemed worthless in thy own.

If souls could always dwell above,
Thou never hadest left thy sphere,
Or could we keep the souls we love,
We never had lost thee here.
Though many a gilted mind we meet,
Though fairest forms we see.
To live with them is farless sweet,
Than to remember thee.

Classification Title

I Saw Thy Form in Youthful Prime, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

Youthful Prime

Alternate Geographic Location

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Associated Date

1820

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 279 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_ISawThyFormInYouthfulPrime_Lyric_02

Transcription Date

2006-10-18

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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