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TO THE COUNTESS of DORSET.

Written in her Milton.

1 See here, how bright the first-born Virgin shone;
2 And how the first fond Lover was undone.
3 Such charming Words our beauteous Mother spoke,
4 As Milton wrote; and such as Your's Her Look.
5 Your's the best Copy of th' Original Face,
6 Whose Beauty was to furnish all the Race:
7 Such Chains no Author could escape but He:
8 There's no Way to be safe, but not to See.

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Title (in Source Edition): TO THE COUNTESS of DORSET. Written in her Milton.
Author: Matthew Prior
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Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 19. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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