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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
To ———.
1. “Now tripping forth, the fairy-footed Spring”
By H.
 
NOW tripping forth, the fairy-footed Spring
  Awakens bud and bloom, and, liberal, fills
  The air with balm, mantling the sunny hills
With living green. The purple martins wing
Their wheeling course, and, twittering sharply, sing        5
  In treble notes a strange and keen delight;
  And as they upward soar in airy flight,
Shrill through the sapphire arch their pæans ring.
O sweetheart mine! shall I unfold the theme
  Bird, bud, and blossom teach our swelling hearts?        10
Thy tell-tale blush replies! Nor idle deem
  Nor slight the lesson Nature thus imparts,
While even Zephyr from his flight above,
Stooping to kiss thy cheek, sighs tenderly of LOVE!
 
 
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