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Transcrib'd from the Rev. Mr. PIXEL'S Parsonage Garden near BIRMINGHAM, 1757.

1 SEEK not in these [paths] to view
2 Dryads green, or Naiads blue;
3 Such as haunt, at eve or dawn,
4
a Seat of the Earl of Stamford.
Enville's lake, or
b Seat of lord Lyttelton.
Hagley's lawn:
5 Such as sport on
c Seat of Sherrington Davenport, Esq
Worfield's meads;
6 Such as Shenstone's Genius leads
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7 O'er vale and hill, and to their care
8 Consigns his waves and woodlands fair;
9 While the Muses vacant stray,
10 And Echo wants her sweetest lay.
11 Long, long may those unrival'd shine,
12 Nor shall my temp'rate breast repine,
13 So Music lend her willing aid
14 To gladden this ignoble shade;
15 So Peace endear this humble plain
16 And haply Elegance will deign
17 To wander here, and smiling see
18 Her sister nymph Simplicity.

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    Title (in Source Edition): Transcrib'd from the Rev. Mr. PIXEL'S Parsonage Garden near BIRMINGHAM, 1757.
    Themes: places; nature
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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 83-84. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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