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1 "TOSS'D 'midst life's terrific storms,
2 " My soul on Nature's centre clings,
3 "Striving to taste each scatter'd bliss,
4 " And loudly grateful anthems sings.
5 "When flying o'er the billowy deep,
6 " Upborne the sounding waves among,
7 "While winds the boiling ocean sweep,
8 " And lightenings dart their fires along;
9 "Absorb'd, unmov'd, resolv'd of mind,
10 " I dare the elements assault,
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11 "'Midst roaring oceans plough'd by wind,
12 " While thunders burst thro' heaven's high vault.
13 "On Virtue's base, and buoy'd by Hope,
14 " I see peace beam through every cloud;
15 "Benumb'd upon the shatter'd rope
16 " Still grateful is my song, and loud.
17 "Grateful, for being rais'd from nought
18 " To scenes where Nature's blessings shine,
19 "Endued with fancy, love, and thought,
20 " And dawnings of a soul divine! "
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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
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Cristall, Ann Batten. Poetical Sketches by Ann Batten Cristall. London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1795, pp. 113-115. [14],187,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T126557)

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