by John Cunningham (1729 - 1773)

Swiftly from the mountain's brow
Language: English 
Swiftly from the mountain's brow
Shadows nurs'd by night retire
And the peeping sunbeams now
Paint with gold the village spire.

Sweet the warbling throng
on the white emblossom'd spray
Nature's universal song
Echoes to the rising day.


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