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Poem by Anna Seward


Sonnet 95. On the damp margin of the sea-beat shore


On the damp margin of the sea-beat shore
    Lonely at eve to wander;Чor reclin'd
    Beneath a rock, what time the rising wind
    Mourns o'er the waters, and, with solemn roar,
Vast billows into caverns surging pour,
    And back recede alternate; while combin'd
    Loud shriek the sea-fowls, harbingers assign'd,
    Clamorous and fearful, of the stormy hour;
To listen with deep thought those awful sounds;
    Gaze on the boiling, the tumultuous waste,
    Or promontory rude, or craggy mounds
Staying the furious main, delight has cast
    O'er my rapt spirit, and my thrilling heart,
    Dear as the softer joys green vales impart.



Anna Seward


Anna Seward's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 45. From Possibility's dim chaos sprung
  2. Sonnet 87. Round Cleon's brow the Delphic laurels twine
  3. Sonnet 56. What bashful wildness in those crystal eyes
  4. Sonnet 28. O, Genius! does thy Sun-resembling beam
  5. Sonnet 78. Sophia tempts me to her social walls


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