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1 PEACE to thy ashes, to thy mem'ry fame,
2 Bright paragon of merit feminine,
3 In forming whom kind nature did inshrine
4 A mind angelick in a faultless frame;
5 Through ev'ry stage of changing life the same,
6 How did thy bright example ceaseless shine,
7 And ev'ry grace with ev'ry virtue join
8 To raise the virgin's and the matron's name?
9 In thee religion cheerful and serene
10 Unfour'd by superstition, spleen, or pride,
11 Through all the social offices of life
12 To shed its genuine influence was seen;
13 This thy chief ornament, thy surest guide,
14 This form'd the daughter, parent, friend, and wife.


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    Title (in Source Edition): SONNET IX.
    Themes: women; female character; virtue; vice
    Genres: sonnet; Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet
    References: DMI 23547

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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. 330. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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