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To Mr. West at Wickham.

Written in the Year 1740.

1 FAIR Nature's sweet simplicity
2 With elegance refin'd,
3 Well in thy Seat, my friend, I see,
4 But better in my Mind.
5 To both from courts and all their state
6 Eager I fly, to prove
7 Joys far above a courtier's fate,
8 Tranquility and love.

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    Title (in Source Edition): To Mr. West at Wickham. Written in the Year 1740.
    Themes: retirement
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22319

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 57. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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