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1 DEAR Clara, pray pass this small trouble,
2 And with us contentedly dwell;
3 When the creature within is so noble,
4 How little we think of its cell.
5 The soul, be it e'er so refin'd,
6 Must live in a cottage of clay;
7 And the Lord of the world was consign'd
8 To lie in a manger on hay.
9 No place all our wishes supplies,
10 Then the best we can offer pray take;
11 For Fortune is ever so wise,
12 Not to venture us all at a stake.
13 Then Clara resign to our love,
14 This little of what you may want;
15 And when Fortune such merit shall prove,
16 Your favorite wish she may grant.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: song

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, p. [194]. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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