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Written at the Eagle's Nest, Killarney.

July 26, 1800.

1 HERE let us rest, while with meridan blaze
2 The sun rides glorious 'mid the cloudless sky,
3 While o'er the lake no cooling Zephyrs fly,
4 But on the liquid glass we dazzled gaze,
5 And fainting ask for shade: lo! where his nest
6 The bird of Jove has fixed: the lofty brow,
7 With arbutus and fragrant wild shrubs drest,
8 Impendent frowns, nor will approach allow:
9 Here the soft turf invites; here magic sounds
10 Celestially respondent shall enchant,
11 While Melody from yon steep wood rebounds
12 In thrilling cadence sweet. Sure, life can grant
13 No brighter hours than this; and memory oft
14 Shall paint this happiest scene with pencil soft.

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    Title (in Source Edition): Written at the Eagle's Nest, Killarney. July 26, 1800.
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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. 232. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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