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WRITTEN THE MORNING AFTER ANNA MATILDA's RETURN FROM A FRIEND's HOUSE,

Close on the verge of WINDSOR FOREST.

1 HAVE I then left you, sweet Hygeian bowers
2 Oh! have I left you friendship's holy hours?
3 Why are ye vanish'd, dear inviting shades?
4 Why ceas'd, the cheering music of your glades?
5 Not that which on the surging aether floats,
6 Or trembles in the linnet's gurgling notes;
7 But that which gives you Harriet's polish'd mind,
8 Her sense reflective, and her taste refin'd;
9 That, which your venerable Dryads love,
10 When midst their haunts they see her graceful move;
11 That which adorns the clearest, strongest sense,
12 And clothes in lightest dress, the thought intense.

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Title (in Source Edition): WRITTEN THE MORNING AFTER ANNA MATILDA's RETURN FROM A FRIEND's HOUSE, Close on the verge of WINDSOR FOREST.
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The Poetry of Anna Matilda. London: printed by John Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. M DCC LXXXVIII., 1788. [8],139,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T90094; OTA K073164.000)

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