1 If he whose bosom with no transport swells
2 In vernal airs, and hours, commits the crime
3 Of sullenness to Nature; 'gainst the time,
4 And its great RULER, he alike rebels
5 Who seriousness, and pious dread repels,
6 And aweless gazes on the faded Clime,
7 Dim in the gloom, and pale in the hoar rhyme,
8 That o'er the bleak, and dreary Prospect steals.
9 Spring claims our tender, grateful, gay delight;
10 Winter our sympathy, and sacred fear;
11 And sure the Hearts that pay not Pity's rite
12 O'er wide Calamity, — that careless hear
13 Creation's wail, — neglect, amid her blight,
14 The solemn lesson of the RUIN'D YEAR.
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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET.
Author: Anna Seward
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