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Sonnet Addressed to My Mother

1 OH, thou! whose tender smile most partially
2 Hath ever blessed thy child: to thee belong
3 The graces which adorn my first wild song,
4 If aught of grace it knows: nor thou deny
5 Thine ever prompt attention to supply.
6 But let me lead thy willing ear along,
7 Where virtuous love still bids the strain prolong
8 His innocent applause; since from thine eye
9 The beams of love first charmed my infant breast,
10 And from thy lip Affection's soothing voice
11 That eloquence of tenderness expressed,
12 Which still my grateful heart confessed divine:
13 Oh! ever may its accents sweet rejoice
14 The soul which loves to own whate'er it has is thine!


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Title (in Source Edition): Sonnet Addressed to My Mother
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Tighe, Mary, 1772-1810. Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. [1]. 314p. (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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