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Sonnet.

1 FOR me would Fancy now her chaplet twine
2 Of Hope's bright blossoms, and Joy's fairy flowers,
3 As she was wont to do in gayer hours;
4 Ill would it suit this brow, where many a line
5 Declares the spring-time of my life gone by,
6 And summer far advanced; what now remain
7 Of waning years, should own staid Wisdom's reign.
8 Shall my distempered heart still idly sigh
9 For those gay phantoms, chased by sober truth?
10 Those forms tumultuous which sick visions bring,
11 That lightly flitting on the transient wing
12 Disturbed the fevered slumbers of my youth?
13 Ah, no! my suffering soul at length restored,
14 Shall taste the calm repose so oft in vain implored.

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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 225. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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