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1 TIME may ambition's nest destroy,
2 Though on a rock 'tis perch'd so high,
3 May find dull av'rice in his cave,
4 And drag to light the sordid slave;
5 But from affection's temper'd chain
6 To free the heart he strives in vain.
7 The sculptur'd urn, the marble bust,
8 By time are crumbled with the dust;
9 But tender thoughts the muse has twin'd
10 For love, for friendship's brow design'd,
11 Shall still endure, shall still delight,
12 Till time is lost in endless night.


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Title (in Source Edition): TIME.
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Hunter, Anne Home (Mrs. John), 1742-1821. Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, p. 66.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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