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To a young Lady who was going to India.

1 SHALL we once more then meet on Albion's coast,
2 Before, my dear, in India you're a toast?
3 There gilded pleasures wait your jet-black eyes,
4 And Asian youths for Scots Maria dies.
5 Yes! they may die and die and die again,
6 But ye's return and wed a Scottish swain,
7 Or wed him there.

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

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