Lord Boyle's Answer to the foregoing Verses.
1 No Air of Wit, no beauteous Grace I boast;
2 My Charms are native Innocence at most.
3 Alike thy Pencil, and thy Numbers charm,
4 Glad ev'ry Eye, and ev'ry Bosom warm.
5 Mature in Years, if e'er I chance to tread,
6 Where Vice, triumphant, rears aloft her Head,
7 Ev'n there the Paths of Virtue I'll pursue,
8 And own my fair and kind Director You.
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Title (in Source Edition): Lord Boyle's Answer to the foregoing Verses.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; virtue; vice; art; painting
Genres: heroic couplet; panegyric; answer/reply
References: DMI 11665
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