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On a Screen, work'd in Flowers by Her Royal Highness ANNE, Princess of ORANGE.

1 ILLUSTRIOUS Nymph! whose Art could raise
2 This skilful Monument of Praise,
3 Forgive the Bard, who strikes the Lyre;
4 Accept the Verse, your Toils inspire:
5 For, when your Labours strike my Eyes,
6 The voluntary Numbers rise.
7 Who can be silent, when they view
8 This fair Creation, wrought by You?
9 Each Flow'r does with such Lustre shine,
10 Such Beauties crown the gay Design;
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11 That Nature fix'd in Wonder stands,
12 To see she's rival'd by your Hands;
13 And, jealous of your Art, displays
14 A Blush, when she the Work surveys.
15 Yet this accomplish'd Piece, we find,
16 Shews a faint Image of your Mind;
17 The lovely Charms, and Graces here,
18 But copy those, that centre there.


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Title (in Source Edition): On a Screen, work'd in Flowers by Her Royal Highness ANNE, Princess of ORANGE.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: objects
Genres: occasional poem

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, pp. 135-136. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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