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Poem by Mary Robinson


Stanzas Inscribed to Lady William Russell


NATURE, to prove her heavn-taught powr, 
That gems the earth, and paints the flowr; 
That bids the soft enchanting note 
Steal from the LINNETS downy throat; 
That from young MAYS ambrosial wings, 
The balmy dew of HYBLA flings; 
With partial hand, each charm combind, 
To deck THY Form, and grace THY Mind. 

She gave her ROSE, to tint thy cheek, 
Her witching smile, her blushes meek; 
She bade thy ruby lips impart 
The chastest precepts of the heart; 
She taught thy dulcet voice to prove, 
The soothing softness of the DOVE; 
While thro each wondrous beauty stole
THE PERFECT IMAGE OF THY SOUL.



Mary Robinson


Mary Robinson's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 24. O Thou! Meek Orb
  2. Stanzas Written under an Oak in Windsor Forest
  3. The Widows Home
  4. To Cesario
  5. Sonnet 44. Here Droops the Muse


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