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Which first upon our groves is seen;
Enliven'd by a harmless fire,
And brighten'd by each gay desire;
These nicer touches would demand
A Cowley's or a Waller's hand,
To explain, with undisputed art,
What 'tis affects the enlighten'd heart,  20
When every darker thought gives way,
Whilst blooming beauty we survey;
To shew how all that's soft and sweet.
Does in the fair Serena meet;
To tell us with a sure presage,
The charms of her maturer age.

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