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HOPE.

1 THE Tree of Knowlege we in Eden prov'd;
2 The Tree of Life was thence to Heav'n remov'd:
3 Hope is the growth of Earth, the only Plant,
4 Which either Heav'n, or Paradice cou'd want.
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5 Hell knows it not, to Us alone confin'd,
6 And Cordial only to the Human Mind.
7 Receive it then, t'expel these mortal Cares,
8 Nor wave a Med'cine, which thy God prepares.

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Title (in Source Edition): HOPE.
Themes: hope
Genres: heroic couplet

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Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 262-263. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000)

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