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1 FAR from this throbbing bosom haste,
2 Ye doubts and fears, that lay it waste;
3 Dear anxious days of pleasing pain
4 Fly, never to return again.
5 But, ah! return ye smiling hours,
6 By careless fancy crown'd with flowers;
7 Come, fairy joys, and wishes gay,
8 And dance in sportive rounds away.
9 So shall the moments gaily glide
10 O'er varying life's tumultuous tide;
11 Nor sad regrets disturb their course,
12 To calm oblivion's peaceful source.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Genres: song

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Hunter, Anne Home (Mrs. John), 1742-1821. Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, p. 94.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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