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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
William Broome. ?–1745
  
447. Belinda's Recovery from Sickness
  
THUS when the silent grave becomes 
Pregnant with life as fruitful wombs; 
When the wide seas and spacious earth 
  Resign us to our second birth; 
Our moulder'd frame rebuilt assumes         5
New beauty, and for ever blooms, 
And, crown'd with youth's immortal pride, 
  We angels rise, who mortals died. 
 
 
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