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1.
Ode To The Old Year 1787.
LET courtly bards, in courtly lay,
Invoke the muse on New Year's day,
Prophetic, future times unfold,
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2.
A Mermaid’s Song
NOW the dancing sunbeams play
On the green and glassy sea;
Come, and I will lead the way,
Where the pearly treasures be.
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3.
To My Daughter
DEAR to my heart as life's warm stream,
Which animates this mortal clay,
For thee I court the waking ...
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4.
To The Nightingale.
WHY from these shades, sweet bird of eve,
Art thou to other regions wildly fled?
Thy pensive song would oft my cares relieve,
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5.
Winter, A Sonnet
BEHOLD the gloomy tyrant's awful form
Binding the captive earth in icy chains;
His chilling breath sweeps o'er the wat'ry plains,
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6.
A Ballad Of The Eighteenth Century
'TWAS at the time the moon's broad shield
Shone 'midst the vaulted skies,
While trembling round, in regal state,
The starry myriads rise.
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7.
Song 10
O Tuneful voice, I still deplore
Those accents which, tho' heard no more,
Still vibrate on my heart;
In echo's cave I long to dwell,
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8.
Epitaph For My Father
OF soul too high to act a dubious part,
With modest talents, and a feeling heart;
While worth and honour our respect shall claim,
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9.
Song 12
WHERE the green ivy twining,
Binds round the burn's brow,
I heard a voice complaining
In numbers sad and low.
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10.
Song 13
SPRING returns, the flowrets blow;
Will hope return? ah, no! ah, no!
With the dreams of youth she flies,
And like the rose, her emblem, dies.
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