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A Robin Redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
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Wake from thy nest, robin redbreast!
Sing, birds, in every furrow,
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Hark, hark, with what a pretty throat
Poor robin-redbreast tunes his note;
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The fireside for the cricket,
The wheatstack for the mouse,
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Alas! in winter, dead and dark,
Where can poor Robin go?
Bright yellow, red, and orange,
The leaves come down in hosts;
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Laid out for death, let thy last kindness be
With leaves and moss-work for to cover me:
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