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1 O Far remov'd from my retreat
2 Be Avarice and Ambition's feet!
3 Give me, unconscious of their power,
4 To taste the peaceful, social hour:
5 Give me, beneath the branching vine;
6 The woodbine sweet, or eglantine,
7 While evening sheds its balmy dews,
8 To court the chaste inspiring Muse!
9 Or, with the partner of my soul
10 To mix the heart-expanding bowl!
11 Yes, dear Sabina, when with thee
12 I hail the Goddess, Liberty;
13 When, joyous, thro' the leafy grove,
14 Or o'er the flowery mead, we rove;
15 When thy dear, tender bosom shares
16 Thy faithful Delia's joys and cares;
17 Nor Pomp, nor Wealth my wishes move.
18 Nor the more soft deceiver, Love.


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    Title (in Source Edition): ODE.
    Themes: retirement
    Genres: ode
    References: DMI 32638

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    Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 95. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [(OC) 280 o.791].)

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