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First Line: Sublime, emerging o'er the orient glade!
Last Line: The smiles favonian of life's earliest spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Moon

SUBLIME, emerging o'er the orient glade!
Sublime, o'er clouds that lately veil'd her rays!
The full-orb'd Moon comes forth with silv'ry blaze,
To light the silent hours of night's dun shade.

Queen of the night! -- and now, by thy pale beam,
Lonely and pensive I delight to stray,
And mark the silver clouds, that cross thy way,
Or watch thy shadow trembling in the stream.

Now Autumn falls upon the languid sight,
Now falling leaves bestrew the wand'rer's way;
How doubly sweet to mark thy lucid ray
Shoot through the misty figures of the night.

And as I gaze upon thy pensive ray,
A soft and tranquil calm pervades my soul;
And oft I think, beyond where planets roll,
The wretched there may find eternal day.

Mild orb! that sailest thro' the realms of night,
A pathless wand'rer o'er a lonely wild;
Thou, in bright childhood's hour my thoughts beguil'd --
Thrice welcome now thy soft and tranquil light.

Pale Moon! thou dost unto my mem'ry bring
The pleasing scenes of youth's delightful hour:
In thee I view, by thy enchanting pow'r,
The smiles Favonian of life's earliest spring.

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