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1 HARK, the raven flaps his wings,
2 The owlet leaves her oaken bower,
3 Now we dance in airy ring,
4 On mossy banks at ev'ning hour:
5 And lightly beat the dewy ground
6 With our tiny feet around.
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7 Vapours dark, or sprites impure,
8 Our fairy revels ne'er invade,
9 In the hawthorn brake secure
10 The glow-worm lights us thro' the shade.
11 We lightly beat the dewy ground
12 With our tiny feet around.


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Title (in Source Edition): FAIRY REVELS, A SONG.
Genres: song

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Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, pp. 111-112. 

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