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1 TO sing of Clarke my Muse aspires,
2 A theme by charms made quite divine;
3 Ye tuneful Virgins sound your lyres,
4 Apollo aid the feeble line;
5 If Truth and Virtue, Wit, and Charms,
6 May for a fix'd attention call:
7 The darts of Love and wounding arms
8 The beauteous Clarke shall hold o'er all.
9 'Tis not the tincture of a skin,
10 The rosy lip, the charming eye.
11 No 'tis a greater Power within,
12 That bids the passion never die:
13 These Clarke possesses, and much more,
14 All beauty in her glances sport,
15 She is the Goddess all adore,
16 In Country, City, and at Court.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO MISS C—KE. 1768.
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Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770. A Supplement to the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton London: printed for T. Becket, in Pall-Mall; Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses the Princes. MDCCLXXXIV., 1784, p. 18. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 696 (1)].)

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