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SONNET.

WRITTEN ON RISING GROUND, NEAR LICHFIELD.

1 The Evening shines in May's luxuriant pride,
2 And all the sunny hills at distance glow,
3 And all the brooks that thro' the Valley flow,
4 Seem liquid gold. O! had my fate denied
5 Leisure, and power to taste the sweets, that glide
6 Thro' kindling Souls, as the soft Seasons go
7 On their still varying progress, for the woe
8 My heart has felt, what balm had been supplied?
9 But where great NATURE smiles, as here she smiles,
10 'Mid verdant vales, and gently-swelling hills,
11 And glassy lakes, and mazy, murmuring rills,
12 And narrow wood-wild lanes, her spell beguiles
13 Th' impatient sighs of grief, and reconciles
14 Poetic minds to Life, with all her ills.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET. WRITTEN ON RISING GROUND, NEAR LICHFIELD.
Author: Anna Seward
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Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems. London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand, 1796, p. 44.  (ESTC T96723)

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