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IMITATION OF LINES

WRITTEN BY ROUCHER,
* Author of a Poem called Les Mois.
BELOW HIS PICTURE, WHICH A FELLOW-PRISONER HAD DRAWN, AND WHICH HE SENT TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN THE DAY BEFORE HIS EXECUTION. 1794.

1 Lov'd objects! cease to wonder when ye trace
2 The melancholy air that clouds my face;
3 Ah! while the Painter's skill this image drew,
4 They rear'd the Scaffold, and I thought of you!

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Title (in Source Edition): IMITATION OF LINES WRITTEN BY ROUCHER, BELOW HIS PICTURE, WHICH A FELLOW-PRISONER HAD DRAWN, AND WHICH HE SENT TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN THE DAY BEFORE HIS EXECUTION. — 1794.
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Poems on various subjects: with introductory remarks on the present state of science and literature in France. London: G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1823, p. [236]. 

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