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1 IF prosperous scenes should open on our way,
2 Friendship has charms to gild the happiest day,
3 And numerous griefs humanity may feel,
4 Her soothing power has suited balms to heal;
5 As she recedes, our energies subside,
6 And earth's gay scenes appear a languid void;
7 Thus drooping flowers when chill'd by midnight air,
8 Contract their leaves, and fold themselves with care;
9 But when the sun ascends to light the day,
10 They soon expand to catch the vital ray;
11 With animated vigour see them rise,
12 Beneath the azure of unclouded skies;
13 But, if the hollow winds and beating rain,
14 Sweep o'er the hills, and deluge on the plain;
15 Denied the genial beam which gave them birth,
16 They then unheeded sink to native earth.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO THE SAME.
Author: Eliza Day
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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, p. [95]. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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