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SONG,

CALLED THE COUNTRY LADY'S REVEILLIE.

1 FROM early fire wending
2 The smoke is ascending,
3 And with the clouds blending,
4 Awake, awake!
5 From green covert creeping
6 Wild creatures are peeping,
7 Fy! sloth of dull sleeping
8 Forsake, forsake!
9 The cocks are a-crowing,
10 The kine are a-lowing,
11 The milk-pail is flowing
12 Awake, awake
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13 The dew-drops are gleaming,
14 And bright eyes are beaming,
15 The mist of pale dreaming
16 Forsake, forsake!
17 Now maidens are bracing,
18 And bodices lacing,
19 The slender form gracing,
20 Awake, awake!
21 On slippered toe stealing,
22 Thy fair face revealing,
23 The curtain's dark sheeling
24 Forsake, forsake

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG, CALLED THE COUNTRY LADY'S REVEILLIE.
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Fugitive Verses. By Joanna Baillie, author of “Dramas on the Passions,“ etc. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXL., 1840, pp. 309-310. 

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