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Laura's Walk.

I.
1 THE Sun far sunk in his Descent,
2 Laid now his Tyrant Rayes aside,
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3 When Laura to the Garden went,
4 To Tryumph over Natures Pride.
II.
5 The Rose-Buds blusht with deeper Dye,
6 The envying Lillies paler grew;
7 The Violets droopt with Fear to spy
8 On Laura's Veins a richer Blew.
III.
9 She stoopt and gather'd as she went,
10 But whilst she slaughter'd sweetly Smil'd;
11 As Angells tho for Ruin sent,
12 Appear with Looks Serene and Mild.
IV.
13 But now grown weary with her Toyl,
14 She sits and flow'ry Wreaths she frames;
15 Thus with proud Trophies made o'th' Spoyl,
16 Her Conquest ore the Flow'rs proclaims.

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Title (in Source Edition): Laura's Walk.
Author: Nahum Tate
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Tate, Nahum, c. 1652-1715. Poems by N. Tate. London: Printed by T.M. for Benj. Tooke ..., 1677, pp. 30-31. [15],133p. (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 2953].)

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