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Written in a Copy of Psyche WHICH HAD BEEN IN THE LIBRARY OF C. J. FOX.

April, 1809.

1 DEAR consecrated page! methinks in thee
2 The patriot's eye hath left eternal light,
3 Beaming o'er every line with influence bright
4 A grace unknown before, nor due to me:
5 And still delighted fancy loves to see
6 The flattering smile which prompt indulgence might
7 (Even while he read what lowliest Muse could write)
8 Have hung upon that lip, whose melody
9 Truth, sense, and liberty had called their own.
10 For strength of mind and energy of thought,
11 With all the loveliest weakness of the heart,
12 An union beautiful in him had shewn;
13 And yet where'er the eye of taste found aught
14 To praise, he loved the critic's gentlest part.

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    Title (in Source Edition): Written in a Copy of Psyche WHICH HAD BEEN IN THE LIBRARY OF C. J. FOX. April, 1809.
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    Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811, p. [219]. 314p. (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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