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VERSES Making Part of an EPITAPH on the same LADY.

1 MADE to engage all hearts, and charm all eyes:
2 Tho' meek, magnanimous; tho' witty, wise;
3 Polite, as all her life in courts had been;
4 Yet good, as she the world had never seen;
5 The noble fire of an exalted mind,
6 With gentle female tenderness combin'd.
7 Her Speech was the melodious voice of Love,
8 Her Song the warbling of the vernal Grove;
9 Her Eloquence was sweeter than her Song,
10 Soft as her Heart, and as her-Reason strong;
11 Her Form each beauty of her mind express'd.
12 Her Mind was Virtue by the Graces dress'd.

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    Title (in Source Edition): VERSES Making Part of an EPITAPH on the same LADY.
    Themes: death
    Genres: heroic couplet; epitaph
    References: DMI 22335

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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. 79. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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