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1 RISE, blossom of the spring,
2 The dews of morn
3 Still linger on the barren thorn;
4 Arise, and sing!
5 O! join my rapt'rous song!
6 And o'er the wild bleak hills
7 And unfledg'd fields along
8 Pursue the trickling rills:
9 O, rise!
10 Cloath'd with that modest grace
11 That veils the glowing beauties of thy face,
12 And downward points the radiance of thine eyes.
13 I wait thee on the thawing mountains,
14 Where spring dissolves the lingering fountains;
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15 O! trace with me the opening flowers;
16 Brave the sharp breeze, damp dews, and vernal showers.
17 Wild various Nature strews her charms,
18 And storms surround her mildest calms;
19 O! to her frowns let us superior be,
20 Taste each delight, and hail the coming spring,
21 Singing the heavenly song of liberty!
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Title (in Source Edition): TO A LADY, ON THE RISE OF MORN.
Genres: address; occasional poem

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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. 145-147. [14],187,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T126557)

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