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OBSERVATION.

1 LET the vain avaricious with oaths safely bind,
2 Lest either forgetfully rove;
3 The band of affection secureth the mind,
4 When the wishes are centered in love.
5 If virtue alone is the guide of the will,
6 Distrust has no right to be there;
7 The swain has no reason to doubt of his skill,
8 And the fair one has'nothing to fear.

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    Hands, Elizabeth, 1746-1815. The death of Amnon. A poem. With an appendix: containing pastorals, and other poetical pieces. By Elizabeth Hands. [Coventry]: Printed for the author, by N. Rollason, Coventry, M,DCCLXXXIX., 1789, p. 73. [40],127,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T141063) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Dunston B 961 (1)].)

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