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SONG,

WRITTEN FOR A WELCH AIR, CALLED THE PURSUIT OF LOVE.

1 O, welcome, bat and owlet gray,
2 Thus winging low your airy way!
3 And welcome, moth and drowsy fly,
4 That to mine ear come humming by!
5 And welcome, shadows dim and deep,
6 And stars that through the pale sky peep!
7 O welcome all! to me ye say,
8 My woodland love is on her way.
9 Upon the soft wind floats her hair,
10 Her breath is in the dewy air;
11 Her steps are in the whispered sound
12 That steals along the stilly ground.
13 O dawn of day, in rosy bower,
14 What art thou to this witching hour?
15 O noon of day, in sunshine bright,
16 What art thou to the fall of night?

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG, WRITTEN FOR A WELCH AIR, CALLED “THE PURSUIT OF LOVE.”
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Fugitive Verses. By Joanna Baillie, author of “Dramas on the Passions,“ etc. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXL., 1840, p. 364. 

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