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On BATHING.

A SONNET.

1 WHEN late the trees were stript by Winter pale,
2 Fair HEALTH, a Dryad-maid in vesture green,
3 Rejoyc'd to rove 'mid the bleak sylvan scene,
4 On airy uplands caught the fragrant gale,
5 And ere fresh morn the low-couch'd lark did hail
6 Watching the sound of earliest horn was seen.
7 But since gay Summer, thron'd in chariot sheen,
8 Is come to scorch each primrose sprinkled dale,
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9 She chuses that delightful cave beneath
10 The crystal treasures of meek Isis' stream;
11 And now all glad the temperate air to breathe,
12 While cooling drops distil from arches dim,
13 Binding her dewy locks with sedgy wreath
14 She sits amid the quire of Naiads trim.

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    Title (in Source Edition): On BATHING. A SONNET.
    Author: Thomas Warton
    Themes: nature; landscapes
    Genres: sonnet
    References: DMI 25787

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. IV. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 222-223. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004)

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