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To Time.

1 YES, gentle Time, thy gradual, healing hand
2 Hath stolen from sorrow's grasp the envenomed dart;
3 Submitting to thy skill, my passive heart
4 Feels that no grief can thy soft power withstand;
5 And though my aching breast still heaves the sigh,
6 Though oft the tear swells silent in mine eye;
7 Yet the keen pang, the agony is gone;
8 Sorrow and I shall part; and these faint throes
9 Are but the remnant of severer woes:
10 As when the furious tempest is o'erblown,
11 And when the sky has wept its violence,
12 The opening heavens will oft let fall a shower,
13 The poor o'ercharged boughs still drops dispense,
14 And still the loaded streams in torrents pour.

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    Title (in Source Edition): To Time.
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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 227. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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