1835 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Thomson

Charles Crocker, "To Miss L. Nicolls, who had presented the Writer with a splendid Copy of Thomson's Seasons" 1835 ca.; Poetical Works (1860) 159.



O Lady! oft as genial Spring shall deck the meads with flowers;
Or Summer gild with sunshine all the hills and woodland. bowers;
Or Autumn decorate earth's breast with waving golden grain;
Or Winter fierce shall ruthless scour the desolated plain;
Thy kindness I will think upon, and breathe a prayer to Heaven,
That in each Season, bright or drear, to thee and thine be given
Ever to feel, and to enjoy, through many a future year,
Health, Joy, and Peace, till life has run along and bright career.