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WHEN SEVEREST FOES IMPENDING.

1 WHEN severest foes impending
2 Seem to threaten dangers near,
3 Unexpected joys attending
4 Ease your mind and banish care.
5 Though to fortune's frowns subjected,
6 And depress'd by anxious care,
7 Servile souls are soon dejected, β€”
8 Noble minds will ne'er despair!
9 Prithee, friend, why then so serious?
10 Nought is got by grief or care;
11 Melancholy grows imperious
12 When it comes to domineer.
13 Be it business, love, or sorrow,
14 That does now distress thy mind,
15 Bid them call again to-morrow,
16 We to mirth are now inclin'd.

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Title (in Source Edition): WHEN SEVEREST FOES IMPENDING.
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Genres: song

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The Poetical Works of Miss Susanna Blamire β€œThe muse of Cumberland.” Now for the first time collected by Henry Lonsdale, M.D. with a preface, memoir, and notes by Patrick Maxwell, ... Edinburgh: John Menzies, 61 Princes Street; R. Tyas, London; D. Robertson, Glasgow; and C. Thurnam, Carlisle. MDCCCXLII., 1842, p. 244. 

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