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1 SEE the lovely Morning rise,
2 See her Glories paint the Skies,
3 Half o'er the reviving Globe
4 Gaily spreads her Saffron Robe:
5 See the Hills with Flowers crown'd,
6 And the Valleys laughing round.
7 Mira to Aurora sings,
8 While the Lark exulting springs
9 High in Air and tunes her Throat
10 To a soft and merry Note;
11 The Goldfinch and the Linnet join:
12 Hail Aurora, Nymph divine.
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13 See Clione's gilded Car,
14 See it blazes from afar;
15 Here the fair One bends her Way,
16 Balmy Zephyrs round her play;
17 Now she lights upon the Vale,
18 Fond to meet the western Gale.
19 May this artless Praise be thine,
20 Soft Clione half divine.
21 See her snowy Hand she waves,
22 Silent stand her waiting Slaves;
23 And while they guard the Silver Reins,
24 She wanders lonely o'er the Plains.
25 See those Cheeks of beauteous Dye,
26 Lovely as the dawning Sky,
27 Innocence that ne'er beguiles
28 Lips that wear eternal Smiles:
29 Beauties to the rest unknown,
30 Shine in her and her alone.
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31 Now the Rivers smoother flow,
32 Now the op'ning Roses glow,
33 The Woodbine twines her odorous Charms
34 Round the Oaks supporting Arms:
35 Lilies paint the dewy Ground,
36 And Ambrosia breathes around.
37 Come, ye Gales that fan the Spring;
38 Zephyr, with thy downy Wing,
39 Gently waft to Mira's Breast
40 Health, Content, and balmy Rest.
41 Far, O far from hence remain
42 Sorrow, Care, and sickly Pain.
43 Thus sung Mira to her Lyre,
44 Till the idle Numbers tire:
45 Ah! Sappho sweeter sings, I cry,
46 And the spiteful Rocks reply,
47 (Responsive to the jarring Strings)
48 Sweeter Sappho sweeter sings.


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Title (in Source Edition): An HYMN to the MORNING.
Author: Mary Leapor
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; nature
Genres: hymn
References: DMI 24383

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Leapor, Mrs. (Mary), 1722-1746. Poems upon several occasions: By Mrs. Leapor of Brackley in Northamptonshire. London: printed: and sold by J. Roberts, 1748, pp. 23-25. 15,[5],282p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T127827; Foxon p. 413; OTA K101776.000) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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