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TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE
ON WHICH I DINED THIS DAY, MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1784.
Where hast thou floated, in what seas pursued
-Wherever thou hast fed, thou little thought'st,
fish, To him who sent thee! and success, as oft As it descends into the billowy gulf,
To the same drag that caught thee !—Fare thee well!
INSCRIPTION FOR A STONE ERECTED
AT THE SOWING OF A GROVE OF OAKS AT CHILLINGTON,
THE SEAT OF T. GIFFARD, ESQ. 1790.
OTHER stones the era tell
Which shall longest brave the sky,
Cherish honour, virtue, truth,
For a stone erected on a similar occasion at the same place
in the following year.
READER! behold a monument
That asks no sigh or tear,
Of a great burial here.
TO MRS. KING,
On her kind present to the author, a patchwork counterpane
of her own making.
The bard, if e'er he feel at all,
Both on his heart and head,
Who deigns to deck his bed.
A bed like this, in ancient time,
(As Homer's epic shows)
For Jove and Juno rose.
Less beautiful, however gay,
Receives the weary swain,
Till roused to toil again.
What labours of the loom I see!
The bell would toll for some.
And oh, what havoc would ensue !
All in a moment fled !
Each pocketing a shred.
Thanks then to every gentle fair
As bird of borrow'd feather,
Who put the whole together. August, 1790,
Soon watery grew
and dim, But with a joyful tear, 4 s None else, except in
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Created and sustain'd.
i res To raise such wonders in her view,
Save love of George alone.
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The sea-maid rides the waves,
Her peaceful bosom laves. With more than astronomic eyes
She view'd the sparkling show; One Georgian star adorns the skies,
She myriads found below. * Yet let the glories of a night
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