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1 THE potent Lord, that this bright villa plann'd,
2 Exhibits here a Paradise regain'd;
3 Whate'er of Verdure have Hills, Lawns, or Woods,
4 Whate'er of Splendor, Buildings, Flow'rs, or Floods,
5 Whate'er of Fruits the Trees, of Birds the Air,
6 In blissful union are collected here:
7 All with such harmony dispos'd, as shews,
8 That in the midst the Tree of Knowledge grows.


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    Title (in Source Edition): CHISWICK.
    Author: Thomas Seward
    Themes: places
    Genres: prospect poem / topographical poem
    References: DMI 22498

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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. 302. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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