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Sent with Some Poems.

1 To thee, dear partner of my fate,
2 This poetry I consecrate;
3 Nor will thy friendly heart refuse
4 The tribute of an artless Muse,
5 Whose strains could never condescend
6 On Vice or Folly to attend;
7 Could never Vanity inflate,
8 Or offer incense to the Great;
9 In which no line did e'er appear
10 But as thy candid breast sincere.
11 If they in aught have merit shown,
12 That merit thou mayst call thy own
13 Since thou dost oft my thoughts engage
14 Attentive o'er the classic page,
15 While listening to the magic lay
16 Whole days unheeded pass away;
17 Since 'twas to please thy partial mind
18 My pen to poetry inclin'd.
19 And if the trifle should have power
20 Thee to amuse one vacant hour,
21 Let others to loud fame aspire,
22 Thy praise is all that I desire.


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Title (in Source Edition): Sent with Some Poems.
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Manners, Catherine Rebecca, Lady, 1766 or 1767-1852. Poems by Lady Manners. Second edition. London: John Bell, 1793, p. [122]. 126p. (ESTC T173070)

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