From those bright regions of eternal day, Where now thou shin'st amongst thy fellow saints, Array'd in purer light, look down on me! In pleasing visions and delusive dreams. O! sooth my soul, and teach me how to lose thee.
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Source Notes: Irene (written in 1736, first performed in 1749). In his Life of Johnson, James Boswell cites this passage as proof that, long before Johnson's wife died, in 1752, Johnson had considered the "state of mind in which a man must be upon the death of a woman whom he sincerely loves" ("17 March 1752").
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.
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