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1 IN airy dreams fond fancy flies,
2 My absent love to see,
3 And with the early dawn I rise,
4 Dear youth, to think of thee.
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5 How swiftly flew the rosy hours,
6 When hope and love were new;
7 Sweet was the time, as op'ning flowers,
8 But, ah! 'twas transient too.
9 The moments now move slowly on,
10 Until thy wish'd return;
11 I count them, pensive and alone,
12 As in the shades I mourn.
13 Return, return, my love, and charm
14 Each anxious care to rest;
15 Thy voice shall every doubt disarm,
16 And sooth my troubled breast.


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Title (in Source Edition): 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, pp. 99-100.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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