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THE WINTER's WALK.

1 BEHOLD, my fair, where'er we rove,
2 What dreary prospects round us rise,
3 The naked hill, the leafless grove,
4 The hoary ground, the frowning skies!
5 Nor only through the wasted plain,
6 Stern Winter is thy force confess'd,
7 Still wider spreads thy horrid reign,
8 I feel thy power usurp my breast.
9 Enlivening hope and fond desire,
10 Resign the heart to spleen and care,
11 Scarce frighted love maintains her fire,
12 And rapture saddens to despair.
13 In groundless hope and causeless fear,
14 Unhappy man! behold thy doom,
15 Still changing with the changeful year,
16 The slave of sunshine and of gloom.
17 Tir'd with vain joys, and false alarms,
18 With mental and corporeal strife,
19 Snatch me, my Stella, to thy arms,
20 And screen me from the ills of life.

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Title (in Source Edition): THE WINTER's WALK.
Themes: love; weather; nature
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References: DMI 27591

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A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767, p. 208. [8],320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073; OTA K099398.000)

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