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On Lord COBHAM'S Gardens.

1 IT puzzles much the sages' brains,
2 Where Eden stood of yore;
3 Some place it in Arabia's plains,
4 Some say, it is no more.
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5 But Cobham can these tales confute,
6 As all the curious know;
7 For he has prov'd beyond dispute,
8 That paradise is STOW.

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    Title (in Source Edition): On Lord COBHAM'S Gardens.
    Themes: gardens; places
    Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza
    References: DMI 25829

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. IV. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 256-257. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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