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The ANSWER.

1 THE noble art to Cadmus owes its rise,
2 Of painting words, and speaking to the eyes;
3 He first in wond'rous magic fetters bound
4 The airy voice, and stop'd the flying sound:
5 The various figures by his pencil wrought,
6 Gave colour, form, and body to the thought.

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    Title (in Source Edition): The ANSWER.
    Themes: poetry; literature; writing
    Genres: answer/reply
    References: DMI 27931

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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. 297. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.006)

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