"So We'll Go No More A-Roving"
by George Gordon Lord Byron (1788-1824)


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1   So we'll go no more a-roving 
2      So late into the night, 
3   Though the heart be still as loving, 
4      And the moon be still as bright. 


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5   For the sword outwears its sheath, 
6      And the soul wears out the breast, 
7   And the heart must pause to breathe, 
8      And Love itself have rest. 


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9   Though the night was made for loving, 
10      And the day returns too soon, 
11   Yet we'll go no more a-roving 
12      By the light of the moon. 
				Feb. 28, 1817.