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TO THE BARON DE HUMBOLDT,

ON HIS BRINGING ME SOME FLOWERS IN MARCH.

1 SOOTH'D I receive the flowers you bring,
2 Whose charm anticipates the Spring;
3 Whose tints in vernal freshness vie
4 With plants beneath an austral sky,
5 Those glowing plants that, long unknown,
6 Your travell'd science made our own:
7 Bright gift! in lavish grace array'd,
8 Thy flowers have only bloom'd to fade,
9 Their transient being soon forgot:
10 How far unlike the giver's lot!

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Title (in Source Edition): TO THE BARON DE HUMBOLDT, ON HIS BRINGING ME SOME FLOWERS IN MARCH.
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Williams, Helen Maria, 1759-1827. Poems on various subjects: with introductory remarks on the present state of science and literature in France. London: G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1823, p. [255]. 

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