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1 A Peaceful morn the sweets of spring convey,
2 A radiant beam to usher in the day;
3 Soft as the breeze in whisper seem'd to say,
4 In angel mildness begg'd me to obey.
5 Thus rais'd to hope; but glides my dream away,
6 Her form transparent, brighter than the day.
7 What joy sublime, what innocence around,
8 With kind benevolence and myrtle crown'd;
9 Still in my ear melodious sounds I hear,
10 Ecstatic themes of her eternal year.


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Title (in Source Edition): A DREAM.
Genres: dream vision

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Carstairs, Christian. Original Poems. By a Lady, Dedicated to Miss Ann Henderson. A Tribute to Gratitude and Friendships. Edinburgh: Andrew Shortrede, 1786, p. 8.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 680].)

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