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Select Miscellaneous Productions of Mrs. Day, and Thomas Day, Esq. in Verse ...
Esther Milnes Day
No preview available - 2017
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Page 5 - And own myself a man; to see our senators Cheat the deluded people with a show Of liberty, which yet they ne'er must taste of; They say by them our hands are free from fetters, Yet whom they please they lay in basest bonds...
Page 48 - Whose charms, on this sequester'd shore, With love can fire a stranger's breast; A breast that never loved before ! O tell me, in what silent vale, To hail the balmy breath of May, Thy tresses floating on the gale, All simply neat thou deign'st to stray! Not such thy look, not such thy air, Not such thy unaffected grace, As, mid the town's deceitful glare, Marks the proud nymph's disdainful face.
Page 1 - With her the kindred powers of harmony, The deep recesses of the grove shall trace, And hang with flowers each consecrated tree. Blithe Fancy too shall spread her glittering plumes, She loves the white cliffs of Britannia's isle, She loves the spot where infant Genius blooms, She loves the spot where Peace and Freedom smile.
Page 48 - Marks the proud nymph's disdainful face. Health's rosy bloom upon thy cheek, Eyes that with artless lustre roll, More eloquent than words to speak The genuine feelings of the soul. Such be thy form! thy noble mind By no false culture led astray ; By native sense alone refined In reason's plain and simple way. Indifferent if the eye of Fame Thy merit unobserving see; And heedless of the praise or blame Of all mankind, of all but me.