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1 Poor little, pretty, flutt'ring Thing,
2 Must We no longer live together?
3 And dost Thou prune thy trembling Wing,
4 To take thy Flight Thou know'st not whither?
5 Thy humorous Vein, thy pleasing Folly
6 Lyes all neglected, all forgot:
7 And pensive, wav'ring, melancholy,
8 Thou dread'st and hop'st Thou know'st not what.


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Title (in Source Edition): ADRIANI MORIENTIS ad Animam Suam. IMITATED.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: imitation

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. 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. 128. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [H 6.8 Art.].)

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