This poem is very difficult to date. It appears that it could well be a 'Weightman' related poem, but this is not certain. The vocabulary is certainly very similar to that used in the other Weightman-related creations, i.e. 'voice', 'eye' and 'smile'. If it is, then it must have been written before he died (September 1842): possibly late 1840. However, some characteristics of the poem suggest a later date.
(See also: Chitham, 'The Poems of Anne Brontë', p.76 & p.171)
|Farewell to thee! but not farewell
To all my fondest thoughts of thee:
Within my heart they still shall dwell;
And they shall cheer and comfort me.
O, beautiful, and full of grace!
If I may ne'er behold again
That voice, the magic of whose tone
That laughing eye, whose sunny beam
Adieu, but let me cherish, still,
And who can tell but Heaven, at last,
|'Lines Written at Thorp Green (A)'||Untitled ('Farewell')||'Retirement'|
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