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First Line: Now angry juno sends from heaven in spite
Last Line: Which still with fresh assaults renews my pain.
Subject(s): Despair


NOW angry Juno sends from Heaven in spite
Rivers and Seas, instead of moderate showers:
Horror invests the world, and the bright Hours
Of Delos' God, are chang'd to dismal Night.

So crowds of anxious thoughts on ev'ry side
Invade my soul, and through my restless eyes,
I shed such streams of tears, my heart e'en tries
Death's pangs, whilst I by force in life abide.

But the brisk gales, which rising by and by,
Where Sol at night in Thetis' lap shall lie,
Will make Heaven clear, and drive away the rain.
Ah, Cynthia! That the blasts of sighs I vent,
Could ease my breast of cloudy discontent,
Which still with fresh assaults renews my pain.





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