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ON THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN

1 The veil of night was drawn aside,
2 The sky was beaming red;
3 In youth and health's luxuriant pride
4 Ross lightly left his bed.
5 He call'd his dog he seiz'd his gun
6 He flew to yonder plain,
7 Elated with the rising sun,
8 But ne'er return'd again.
9 "In luck," he cries, "I've shot my bird"
10 He stops and pants for breath
11 He never spoke another word,
12 But clos'd his eyes in death.
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13 An Angel mark'd him from his birth;
14 And, when the doom was given,
15 Did crop the sweetest bud on earth
16 To bloom and blow in heaven!

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    Title (in Source Edition): ON THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 10-11. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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