I look'd and saw within
I look'd and saw within the Book of Fate,
Where many days did lowr
When lo one happy hour
Leapt up, and smil'd to save thy sinking State;
A day shall come, when in thy power
Thy cruel Foes shall be;
Then shall thy Land be free,
And thou in peace shalt reign.
But take, O take that opportunity,
Which once refus'd will never come again.
Submitted by Virginia Knight
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