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To Miss M— B.

1 NO more sorrows, no more cares,
2 Tune my lyre to chearful airs.
3 Now so happy, now so gay,
4 'Tis for this my lay.
5 While the nymphs with pleasure twine,
6 With each flower that decks the spring,
7 The gay garland for the brow,
8 Few amongst them sweet as you;
9 May the nymph for him design'd,
10 Ever faithful, ever kind;
11 Sweet and chearful, may she be;
12 Temper and good sense like thee.

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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. 65.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Harding C 680].)

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