Say, can the world one joyous thought bestow
To Friendship, weeping at the couch of Woe?
No! but a brighter soothes the last adieu,—

Souls of impassion'd mould, she speaks to you

Congenial spirits meet to part again!

Written Sept. 9th 1803. the day - bad one[?] - after we came from Cintra — A — the day 5 weeks that we landed from on board the Richmond. In Lisbon.

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