DENNIS to Mr. THOMSON, Who had procured him a Benefit Night.
1 REflecting on thy worth, methinks I find
2 Thy various Seasons in their author's mind.
3 Spring opes her blossoms, various as thy Muse,
4 And, like thy soft compassion, sheds her dews.
5 Summer's hot drought in thy expression glows,
6 And o'er each page a tawny ripeness throws.
7 Autumn's rich fruits th' instructed reader gains,
8 Who tastes the meaning purpose of thy strains.
9 Winter — but that no semblance takes from thee:
10 That hoary season yields a type of me.
11 Shatter'd by time's bleak storms I withering lay,
12 Leafless, and whitening in a cold decay!
13 Yet shall my propless ivy, pale and bent,
14 Bless the short sunshine which thy pity lent.
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Title (in Source Edition): DENNIS to Mr. THOMSON, Who had procured him a Benefit Night.
Author: Richard Savage
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; theatre; gratitude
Genres: heroic couplet; address
References: DMI 24507
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