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1 Dark, mournful clouds hang o'er the sun,
2 Lights gleam portentous in the air,
3 And yet who knows? This troubled heart
4 Still gives not up to blank despair.
5 Not big with shipwrecks every storm,
6 That sweeps the bosom of the main,
7 Nor does the threatening, turbid sky,
8 Always the thunder-bolt contain.


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Betham, Mary Matilda, 1776-1852. Elegies and Other Small Poems, by Matilda Betham. Ipswich: Printed by W. Burrell, and sold by Longman, Paternoster-Row, and Jermyn and Forster, Ipswich, 1797, p. 95.  (ESTC T143264)

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