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TO THE HONOURABLE
THE MARCHIONESS OF TAVISTOCK.
When Spring, as the queen of the seasons re
nown'd, Through nature her beauty displays, The vallies and woodlands with verdure are
crown'd, And echo with carols of praise.
While spangled with flowers are mountain and
plain, And the meadows new beauties assume; Mid the splendid display of her beautiful train,
The violet 's permitted to bloom.
Content while it blows in its sheltered abode,
It seems as if anxious to please;
Thus humble and grateful my thanks have I
penn’d, Like the violet a tribute I pay, And hope that Your Ladyship will condescend
T'accept it as Gratitude's lay.
How distant the thought, when at morn's twilight
hours My fancy her theme would pursue, That the wild strains I sang to the plants and the
flowers, Would ever be noticed by you !
The kindness which you have conferr'd upon me,
May Heaven in its justice requite ! Its goodness, combined with your own, e'er shall be
Remember'd with grateful delight.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
ABBOT, J., Esq., Montague Square
1 Arrow, Miss, Edinburgh... Avery, Mr. William, Barnstaple.........
His Grace the Duke of Bedford. ........