I dream'd I lay where flowers were springing|
Gaily in the sunny beam;
List'ning to the wild birds singing,
By a falling crystal stream:
Straight the sky grew black and daring;
Thro' the woods the whirlwinds rave;
Tress with aged arms were warring,
O'er the swelling drumlie wave.
2. Such was my life's deceitful morning,|
Such the pleasures I enjoyed:
But lang or noon, loud tempests storming
A' my flowery bliss destroy'd.
Tho' fickle fortune has deceiv'd me
She promis'd fair, and perform'd but ill,
Of mony a joy and hope bereav'd me
I bear a heart shall support me still.
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