'Acrostic'

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From the autograph album of Maria Beadnell (1830-1831).

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Dickens, Charles

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Autograph Album of Maria Beadnell.

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Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'Acrostic.' Autograph Album of Maria Beadnell (1830-31). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1830-31_Autograph_Album_of_Maria_Beadnell_Acrostic.

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My life may chequered be with scenes of misery and pain,
And’t may be my fate to struggle with adversity in vain:
Regardless of misfortunes tho’ howe’er bitter they may be,
I shall always have one retrospect, a hallowed one to me,
And it will be of that happy time when first I gazed on thee.
Blighted hopes, and prospects drear, for me will lose their sting,
Endless troubles shall harm not me, when fancy on the wing
A lapse of years shall travel o’er, and again before me cast
Dreams of happy fleeting moments then for ever past:
Not any worldly pleasure has such magic charms for me
E’en now, as those short moments spent in company with thee;
Life has no charms, no happiness, no pleasures, now for me
Like those I feel, when ’tis my lot Maria, to gaze on thee.

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1830-31_Autograph_Album_of_Maria_Beadnell_Acrostic.pdf

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Dickens, Charles, “'Acrostic',” Dickens Search, accessed May 22, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1830-31_Autograph_Album_of_Maria_Beadnell_Acrostic.

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