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On my Recovery.

1 God of my Life and lengthen'd Days!
2 To Thee my Breath I owe.
3 Teach me my grateful Voice to raise,
4 In Sounds that sweetly flow.
5 When sinking to the silent Grave,
6 My Spirits dy'd away;
7 Thy quick'ning Word new Vigour gave,
8 Thy Voice commands my Stay.
9 In my Distress to Thee I cry'd,
10 When tossing in my Bed;
11 Thou sent'st thy Mercy to my Aid,
12 And eas'd my aking Head.
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13 Thou bidd'st the vital Current flow
14 In a less rapid Tide;
15 My dancing Pulse beat calm and low,
16 And fev'rish Heats subside.
17 Thou lend'st to my Physician Skill,
18 Right Med'cines to apply;
19 And my Disease obey'd thy Will,
20 The painful Symptoms die.
21 That Life, which thou hast longer spar'd,
22 I would devote to Thee.
23 O let thy Spirit be my Guard,
24 Till I thy Face shall see!


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Title (in Source Edition): On my Recovery.
Author: Mary Chandler
Genres: occasional poem

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Chandler, Mary, 1687-1745. The Description Of Bath. A Poem. Humbly Inscribed To Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia. By Mrs. Mary Chandler. The Third Edition. To which are added, Several Poems by the same Author [poems only]. London: Printed for James Leake, Bookseller in Bath, 1736, pp. 63-64. 77p. (ESTC T63103) (Page images digitized from a copy at Princeton University.)

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