Henry Vaughan (pseudonym, "Eugenius Philalethes"), Thalia Rediviva: The Pastimes and Diversions of a Country Muse, in Choice Poems on Several Occasions (London: Robert Paulet, 1678).
1Unfold! unfold! Take in His light,
2Who makes thy cares more short than night.
3The joys which with His day-star rise,
4He deals to all but drowsy eyes;
5And (what the men of this world miss)
6Some drops and dews of future bliss.
7Hark! how his winds have chang'd their note,
8And with warm whispers call thee out.
9The frosts are past, the storms are gone,
10And backward life at last comes on.
11The lofty groves in express joys
12Reply unto the turtle's voice;
13And here in dust and dirt, O here
14The lilies of His love appear!
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2RP.1.473; RPO 1996-2000.