In Divers Tones

by Charles G.D. Roberts

Edited by Tracy Ware


 

To My Friend,

EDMUND COLLINS


 

In divers tones I sing,
   And pray you, Friend, give ear!
My medley of song I bring
   You, who can rightly hear.

Themes gathered far and near,

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   Thoughts from my heart that spring,
   In divers tones I sing,
And pray you, Friend, give ear!

Here’s many a serious thing--
   You’ll know if it’s sincere.

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Where the light laughters ring
   You may detect a tear.
In divers tones I sing,
   And pray you, Friend, give ear!