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Though strong, is, in the main, a joyless tie
Hath this conception, grateful to behold,
- That smile forbids the thought; -for on thy face Smiles are beginning, like the beams of dawn, To shoot and circulate ; - smiles have there been
seen, Tranquil assurances that Heaven supports The feeble motions of thy life, and cheers Thy loneliness; or shall those smiles be called Feelers of love, put forth as if to explore This untried world, and to prepare thy way Through a strait passage intricate and dim? Such are they, - and the same are tokens, signs, Which, when the appointed season hath arrived, Joy, as her holiest language, shall adopt ; And Reason's godlike Power be proud to own.