Wreck of the Princess Alice (They left their home)

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[627Notation]

They left their homes that morning,
With bosoms fraught with glee,
Bright smiles each face adorning,
No danger did they see.
But oh, alas! Was found
Soon dark despair around
On that day
Hundreds lay,
In the Thames deep water, O

What homes that night were sadden'd
What tears down cheeks did roll
Bereft of all that gladden'd
Grief enter'd many a soul.
What bitter groans and sighs
Ascended to the skies,
On that day
Hundreds lay,
In the Thames deep water, O

From palace and to cottage
Sweet sympathy is known;
And gracious words of comfort
Have issued from the throne; [Note 627.1]
And far as streamed do flow
I heard these words of woe,
On that day
Hundreds lay,
In the Thames deep water, O

 

 

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