447. Belinda's Recovery from Sickness

William Broome. ?-1745

THUS when the silent grave becomes
Pregnant with life as fruitful wombs;
When the wide seas and spacious earth
  Resign us to our second birth;
Our moulder'd frame rebuilt assumes
New beauty, and for ever blooms,
And, crown'd with youth's immortal pride,
  We angels rise, who mortals died.

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