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Poem by John Stagg


HAIL! Hymen, thou propitious god of joy,
Come, now, thy genial influence employ,
Perfume with odours thy hymenial grove,
To bless this happy pair with endles love.
No perjur'd oaths are here, no impious pray'r,
The transcient hopes of fortune's gifts to share,
But here two faithful hearts impartial join'd,
To make a happy pair in one combin'd;
When closely link'd in matrimonial bands,
Th' auspicious god the mutual pair commands,
Sincerity the pow'r their motto names,
And love's records the blest proceeding claims.

John Stagg

John Stagg's other poems:
  1. Occasional Reflections
  2. Sonnet on Winter
  3. Tom Pendant
  4. The Sapient Ass
  5. Sonnet on Autumn

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Robert Burns Epithalamium ("O aТ ye hymeneal powers")
  • Mary Montagu Epithalamium ("Since you, Mr. H**d, will marry black Kate")
  • Edmund Gosse Epithalamium ("HIGH in the organ-loft, with lilied hair")

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