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VERSES occasioned by seeing a GROTTO built by Nine Sisters.

1 SO much this building entertains my sight,
2 Nought but the builders can give more delight;
3 In them the master-piece of Nature's shown,
4 In this I see Art's master-piece in stone.
5 O! Nature, Nature, thou hast conquer'd Art;
6 She charms the sight alone, but you the heart.


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    Title (in Source Edition): VERSES occasioned by seeing a GROTTO built by Nine Sisters.
    Themes: architecture; buildings; women; female character; beauty
    Genres: heroic couplet; compliment
    References: DMI 27844

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. VI. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 162. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.006)

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