(“Chill’d by Unkind Honora’s Alter’d Eye”)
Commentary and a note on the text will follow. Note that this
is a reading text, with no pretense to being a critical
Chlll’d by unkind Honora’s alter’d eye,
“Why droops my heart with pining woe forlorn,”
Thankless for much of good?-what thousands, born
To ceaseless toll beneath this wintry sky,
Or to brave deathful oceans surging high, 
Or fell Disease’s fever’d rage to mourn,
How blest to them would seem my destiny!
How dear the comforts my rash sorrows scorn! —
Affection is repaid by causeless hate!
A plighted love is changed to cold disdain! 
Yet suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate,
But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain;
And let this truth the wise resolve create,
The Heart estranged no anguish can regain.