Cease to blame my melancholy (John Stafford Smith)
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First published: 1781
Original text and translations
Cease to blame my melancholy,
Though with sighs and folded arms
I muse with silence on her charms;
Cease to blame - I know 'tis folly.
Yet these mournful thoughts possessing,
Such delights I find in grief,
That, could heaven afford relief,
My fond heart would scorn the blessing.