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Beauties of British Poetry;

VOL. III.

Stithard i

LONDON.

Printed for Harrison and Co

N°18, Paternoster-Row... YORK

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ATTEMPTED IN FAMILIAR BLANK VERSE.

BY THE EDITOR.

AIL; lovely Anna! thou whofe potent charms
Have bound my heart in Friendship's facred bonds,
Join'd with the pureft Love by Reason fix'd;
Not fuch as oft the youthful changeling feels,

Who builds ideal hopes of future bliss

On the frail bafis of a beauteous form,
Without a mind to raise it from the duft :

Thee, dearest fair-one, fhall my Muse addrefs,
While, in her nobleft strains, fhe humbly fings--
(Or ftrives to fing)-THE JOYS OF WEDDED LOVE!

-Delightful ftate! when the enraptur'd youth

Beholds the fair for whom he long has figh'd,
And often fear'd to lofe, by rivals prefs'd,
Now ready to receive his plighted vows,
And feal his future blifs! With joy elate,
He views his glorious prize; and only fears
Too foon to wake, and find it all a dream,
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