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Though Lost to Sight, to Memory Dear

A writer in Harper's Magazine tells us that the author of this line was Ruthven Jenkyns, and that the poem, which consists of two stanzas each of eight lines, begins each stanza with “Sweetheart, good-bye,” and ends with the line, “Though lost to sight, to memory dear.” The poem was published in the Greenwich Magazine for Marines in 1701 or 1702.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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