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1 WHEN first you sought my rural cot,
2 And found my friendship there;
3 Daphne, contented with your lot,
4 You shar'd my simple fare.
5 I chill'd you not with cold reserve,
6 Nor wore a haughty frown;
7 Tho' what your merit might deserve,
8 Was yet to me unknown.
9 A cheerful welcome to impart,
10 I spread my little stores;
11 And oft I rais'd your drooping heart,
12 With hopes of happier hours.
13 To you my friendship lent its aid,
14 And call'd its vigour forth;
15 For prosp'rous scenes it wish'd display'd,
16 To unassuming worth.
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17 It was not fed by airy dreams,
18 Nor hop'd for high return;
19 Nor could it fear the hard extremes,
20 Of hate and haughty scorn.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET.
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. [197]-198. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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