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1 Now, young-ey'd Spring, on gentle breezes borne,
2 'Mid the deep woodlands, hills, and vales, and bowers,
3 Unfolds her leaves, her blossoms, and her flowers,
4 Pouring their soft luxuriance on the morn.
5 O! how unlike the wither'd, wan, and worn,
6 And limping Winter, that o'er russet moors,
7 And plashy fields, and ice-incrusted shores
8 Strays, and commands his rising winds to mourn!
9 Protracted Life, thou art ordain'd to wear
10 A form like his; and, shou'd thy gifts be mine,
11 I tremble lest a kindred influence drear
12 Steal on my mind; but pious Hope benign,
13 The Soul's new day-spring, shall avert the fear,
14 And gild Existence in her dim decline.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET.
Author: Anna Seward
Genres: sonnet

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Seward, Anna, 1742-1809. Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems. London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand, 1796, p. 46.  (ESTC T96723) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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