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Written in Autumn.

1 O AUTUMN! how I love thy pensive air,
2 Thy yellow garb, thy visage sad and dun!
3 When from the misty east the labouring Sun
4 Bursts through thy fogs, that gathering round him, dare
5 Obscure his beams, which, though enfeebled, dart
6 On the cold, dewy plains a lustre bright:
7 But chief, the sounds of thy reft woods delight;
8 Their deep, low murmurs to my soul impart
9 A solemn stillness, while they seem to speak
10 Of Spring, of Summer now for ever past,
11 Of drear, approaching Winter, and the blast
12 Which shall ere long their soothing quiet break:
13 Here, when for faded joys my heaving breast
14 Throbs with vain pangs, here will I love to rest.


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Title (in Source Edition): Written in Autumn.
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Tighe, Mary, 1772-1810. Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 222. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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