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Poem by Mary Robinson


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WHEN fragrant gales and summer showrs
Calld forth the sweetly scented flowrs;
When ripend sheaves of golden grain,
Strewd their rich treasures oer the plain;
When the full grape did nectar yield,
In tepid drops of purple hue; 
When the thick grove, and thirsty field,
Drank the soft showr and bloomd a-new; 
O then my joyful heart did say, 
Sure this is Natures Holy-day! 

But when the yellow leaf did fade,
And every gentle flowr decayd;
When whistling winds, and drenching rain,
Swept with rude force the naked plain;
When oer the desolated scene,
I saw the drifted snow descend; 
And sadness darkend all the green,
And Natures triumphs seemd to end; 
O! then, my mourning heart did say,
Thus Youth shall vanish, Life decay. 

When Beauty blooms, and Fortune smiles, 
And wealth the easy breast beguiles; 
When pleasure from her downy wings,
Her soft bewitching incense flings;
THEN, Friends look kindand round the heart
The brightest flames of passion move,
False Flattrys soothing strains impart
The warmest Friendshipfondest Love;
But when capricious FORTUNE flies,
Then FRIENDSHIP fades;and PASSION dies.



Mary Robinson


Mary Robinson's other poems:
  1. To Leonardo
  2. Sonnet 19. Farewell, Ye Coral Caves
  3. Sonnet to Amicus
  4. The Granny Grey, a Love Tale
  5. The Alien Boy


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Byron Stanzas ("When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home") November 5, 1820
  • Percy Shelley Stanzas ("Away! the moor is dark beneath the moon") April, 1814
  • Emily Brontë Stanzas ("I'll not weep that thou art going to leave me")
  • Anne Brontë Stanzas ("Oh, weep not, love! each tear that springs")
  • Charlotte Bront Stanzas ("IF thou be in a lonely place")
  • Thomas Gent Stanzas ("Say, why is the stern eye averted with scorn")

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