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The three following beautiful Stanzas by Miss A. H. to the Author.

1 As musing I wander'd along
2 The green banks where you often have stray'd,
3 Where the thrush sweetly warbles her song,
4 And primroses paint the gay mead;
5 I heard from the sad moaning dove,
6 The loss of her mate who was true;
7 And sighs from each tree of the grove,
8 Lamenting the absence of you.
9 Has Cinthia a heart to refuse
10 The wish of each nymph on the plain;
11 The wood, that's a friend to her Muse,
12 Invokes her return here again.

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    Carstairs, Christian. Original Poems. By a Lady, Dedicated to Miss Ann Henderson. A Tribute to Gratitude and Friendships. Edinburgh: Andrew Shortrede, 1786, p. 41.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Harding C 680].)

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