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WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM OF THE BARONESS D' H——, TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS.

1 BRIGHT nymphs, of NEWA'S banks the pride,
2 Receive, before we part,
3 For you, and your maternal guide,
4 The wishes of my heart!
5 Be every future good your lot!
6 But what can fate do more?
7 Has nature any boon forgot
8 For you in all her store?
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9 While, mids't the wreathes the arts have twin'd
10 Around your brows, we trace
11 That tender modesty of mind
12 That decorates the face;
13 Grac'd with such forms as RAPHAEL drew
14 Beneath his happiest star,
15 What is there left to ask for you,
16 But wish you what you are?

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Title (in Source Edition): LINES WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM OF THE BARONESS D' H——, TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS.
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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, pp. [277]-278. 

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