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1 NOT every gem a diamond proves,
2 Nor every bud a rose;
3 Nor know we as life onward moves,
4 What future days disclose.
5 Fair Celia when an infant mild,
6 Bright hopes her dawn bespoke;
7 But oft the promise of the child,
8 Maturer age has broke.
9 In Celia numerous virtues shone,
10 Each were at generous strife;
11 Which most adorning we should own,
12 In Celia's varied life.
13 And magnanimity was there,
14 And resignation mild;
15 That firmly could her evils bear,
16 Or thro' her tears they smil'd.
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17 And see the generous virtues soar,
18 In Celia's happier days;
19 Soft sympathy to help the poor,
20 And the dejected raise.
21 Hopes which her infant spring had mov'd,
22 Meridian days disclose;
23 And every gem a diamond prov'd,
24 And every bud a rose.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO THE SAME.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: sonnet

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, pp. [158]-159. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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