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LINES OCCASIONED BY LORD LYTLETON'S VERSES TO THE COUNTESS OF EGREMONT.

1 SWEET Muse of Hagley, whose melodious lyre
2 To strains divine the British Petrarch strung,
3 Wilt thou thy long revolted bard inspire,
4 And wake lost memory to the lays he sung?
5 Ah no! no more with sighs of pensive love,
6 No more with sorrow fill his melting strain!
7 Else other woes my passive heart would prove,
8 My eyes would weep with Lytleton again.
9 But should he now, by nobler motives fir'd,
10 Unfold the riper treasures of his mind,
11 And tune those lays which love and grief inspir'd,
12 To Truth and Freedom may'st thou still be kind.

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Title (in Source Edition): LINES OCCASIONED BY LORD LYTLETON'S VERSES TO THE COUNTESS OF EGREMONT.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 180. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004)

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