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1 O'ER the lone heath I wander wild,
2 Or sing beneath the hawthorn shade,
3 While the soft breeze of ev'ning mild
4 Hovers around my careless head.
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5 Sweet solitude, dear scenes of calm repose!
6 How far unlike the busy world are those.
7 So fancy sings, ere young desire
8 With grief, with joy inspires her lay,
9 Ere love has touch'd the soul with fire,
10 And wak'd to life the conscious clay;
11 Sweet sympathies, sad joys, and tender woes,
12 Still how unlike the busy world are those.


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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, pp. 100-101. 

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