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PASTORAL BALLADS: SPRING, by            
First Line: When approached by the fair dewy fingers of spring
Last Line: "young as april and blooming as may."
Subject(s): Spring


"When approached by the fair dewy fingers of Spring,
Swelling buds open first, and look gay,
When the birds on the boughs by their mates sit and sing,
And are danced by the breeze on each spray:

When gently descending, the rain in soft showers,
With its moisture refreshes the ground,
And the drops, as they hang on the plants and the flowers,
Like rich gems breathe a lustre around:

When the wood-pigeons sit on the branches and coo,
And the cuckoo proclaims with his voice,
That Nature marks this for the season to woo,
And for all that can love to rejoice:

In a cottage at night may I spend all my time,
In the fields and the meadows all day,
With a maiden whose charms are as yet in their prime,
Young as April and blooming as May."





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