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1 BUt stay 'tis Sedley and it were a crime
2 For me to grasp a Subject so sublime:
3 Since nothing but his own Coelestial lays
4 Are fit the Authour of such flights to praise,
5 Nor dare my thoughts make the unequal choice
6 My Infant-muse has yet, but try'd her tender voice.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO Sir CHAREES SEDLEY.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
Genres: address

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Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737. Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, p. 16. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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