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1 SO when the dew of heav'nly grace,
2 Falls gently on the soul,
3 It cheers the fainting, drooping heart,
4 And bids new pleasures roll:
5 To ev'ry doubt, and ev'ry fear,
6 This brings a sweet relief;
7 Superior joy! compar'd with this,
8 All other joy is grief.


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    Title (in Source Edition): REFLECTION.
    Genres: pastoral

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    Hands, Elizabeth, 1746-1815. The death of Amnon. A poem. With an appendix: containing pastorals, and other poetical pieces. By Elizabeth Hands. [Coventry]: Printed for the author, by N. Rollason, Coventry, M,DCCLXXXIX., 1789, p. 96. [40],127,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T141063) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Dunston B 961 (1)].)

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