Here you will find the Poem Revenge of poet Letitia Elizabeth Landon
1 Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreath'd hair, 2 And gaze upon her smile; 3 Seem as you drank the very air 4 Her breath perfumed the while; 5 And wake for her the gifted line, 6 That wild and witching lay, 7 And swear your heart is as a shrine, 8 That only holds her sway. 9 'Tis well: I am revenged at last;-- 10 Mark you that scornful cheek,-- 11 The eye averted as you pass'd, 12 Spoke more than words could speak. 13 Ay, now by all the bitter tears 14 That I have shed for thee,-- 15 The racking doubts, the burning fears,-- 16 Avenged they well may be-- 17 By the nights pass'd in sleepless care, 18 The days of endless woe; 19 All that you taught my heart to bear, 20 All that yourself will know. 21 I would not wish to see you laid 22 Within an early tomb; 23 I should forget how you betray'd, 24 And only weep your doom: 25 But this is fitting punishment, 26 To live and love in vain,-- 27 O my wrung heart, be thou content, 28 And feed upon his pain. 29 Go thou and watch her lightest sigh,-- 30 Thine own it will not be; 31 And bask beneath her sunny eye,-- 32 It will not turn on thee. 33 'Tis well: the rack, the chain, the wheel, 34 Far better hadst thou proved; 35 Ev'n I could almost pity feel, 36 For thou art nor beloved.