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John Dryden (1631–1700).  The Poems of John Dryden.  1913.
 
Songs from the Plays
“I look’d and saw within the Book of Fate,” from The Indian Emperor
 
I LOOK’D and saw within the Book of Fate,
  When many Days did lower,
  When lo one happy hour
Leapt up, and smil’d to save thy 1 sinking State;
  A day shall come when in thy pow’r        5
    Thy cruel Foes shall be
    Then shall thy Land be free
    And then in Peace shall Raign:
But take, O take that opportunity,
Which once refus’d will never come again.        10
 
Note 1. thy] the some edd. [back]
 
 
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