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SONNET,

To A YOUNG LADY IN AFFLICTION, WHO THOUGHT SHE SHOULD NEVER MORE BE HAPPY;

WRITTEN ON THE SEA-SHORE.

1 Yes, thou shalt smile again! Time always heals,
2 In Youth, the wounds of sorrow. O! survey
3 Yon now subsided Deep, thro' night a prey
4 To warring winds, and to their furious peals
5 Surging tumultuous. Yet, as in dismay,
6 The settling billows tremble Morning steals
7 Grey on the rocks; and soon, to pour the day
8 From the streak'd east, the radiant Orb unveils,
9 In all his pride of light. Thus shall the glow
10 Of beauty, health, and hope, by soft degrees
11 Spread o'er thy breast; disperse these storms of woe:
12 Wake with soft Pleasure's sense, the wish to please,
13 Till from those eyes the wonted lustres flow,
14 Bright as the Sun, on calm, and crystal Seas.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET, To A YOUNG LADY IN AFFLICTION, WHO THOUGHT SHE SHOULD NEVER MORE BE HAPPY;
Author: Anna Seward
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Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems. London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand, 1796, p. 45.  (ESTC T96723)

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