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TO THE

YOUNGEST DAUGHTER

ор

LADY

Ah! why with tell-tale tongue reveal *

What most her blushes would conceal?

Why lift that modest veil to trace

The seraph-sweetness of her face?

Some fairer, better sport prefer;

And feel for us, if not for her.

For this presumption, soon or late,

Know, thine shall be a kindred fate.

* Alluding to some verses which she had written on an elder sister.

Another shall in

vengeance

rise

Sing Harriet's cheeks, and Harriet's eyes;

And, echoing back her wood-notes wild,

-Trace all the mother in the child!

A CHARACTER.

As thro' the hedge-row shade the violet steals,

And the sweet air its modest leaf reveals;

Her softer charms, but by their influence known,

Surprise all hearts, and mould them to her own.

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A bee-hive's hum shall sooth my ear;

A willowy brook, that turns a mill,

With many a fall shall linger near.

Another shall in vengeance rise

Sing Harriet's cheeks, and Harrie

And, echoing back her wood-no

-Trace all the mother in the ch

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