[Page 52]

On a LADY's WRITING.

1 HER even lines her steady temper show;
2 Neat as her dress, and polish'd as her brow;
3 Strong as her judgment, easy as her air;
4 Correct though free, and regular though fair:
5 And the same graces o'er her pen preside
6 That form her manners and her footsteps guide.

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Title (in Source Edition): On a LADY's WRITING.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
Genres: occasional poem

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Poems. London: printed for Joseph Johnson, 1773, p. 52. vi,138p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T236; OTA K019955.000)

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