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First Line: While summer suns o'er the gay prospect play'd
Last Line: I wished her green attire, and wonted bloom!
Subject(s): Seasons

While summer-suns o'er the gay prospect played,
Through Surrey's verdant scenes, where Epsom spreads
Mid intermingling elms her flowery meads,
And Hascombe's hill, in towering groves arrayed,
Reared its romantic steep, with mind serene,
I journeyed blithe. Full pensive I returned;
For now my breast with hopeless passion burned,
Wet with hoar mists appeared the gaudy scene,
Which late in careless indolence I passed;
And autumn all around those hues had cast
Where past delight my recent grief might trace.
Sad change, that Nature a congenial gloom
Should wear, when most, my cheerless mood to chase,
I wished her green attire, and wonted bloom!

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