Hail, Smiling Morn!
DESCRIPTION: "Hail! smiling morn! that tips the hills with gold, Whose rosy fingers ope the gates of day; Who the gay face of nature doth unfold, At whose bright presence darkness flies away."
AUTHOR: Reginald Spofforth (1769-1827; dates per Wikipedia) (source: Clark and broadside LOCSheet sm1835 361)
EARLIEST DATE: 1814 (Clark)
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 306, "Hail, Smiling Morn!" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 587)
ADDITIONAL: Richard Clark, The Words of the Most Favourite Pieces Performed at The Glee Club, The Catch Club, and Other Public Societies (London, 1814 ("Digitized by Google")), V. III, p. 114, ("Hail! Smiling morn! That tips the hills with gold") (1 text)
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads fol. 125, "Hail Smiling Morn" ("Hail smiling morn that tips the hills with gold"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Firth b.26(541), "Hail Smiling Morn"
LOCSheet, sm1835 361340, "Hail Smiling Morn", S. H. Parke (Boston:), 1835 (with tune)
NOTES [9 words]: The current description is all of the Clark text. - BS
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