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THERE BEING A VERY BAD TRANSLATION OF THAT CELEBRATED PETIT FRENCH PIECE, "NINA;" MR. B. WAS REQUESTED BY A PERSON OF QUALITY, A NEAR RELATION OF HIS FATHER'S, TO GIVE A BETTER: HE DID IT IN SIX HOURS, SO COMPLETELY WAS HE MASTER OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. IT OCCURRED TO HIM TO ADD, WHAT THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED MR. DUNSTER TERMED THIS EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL SONG.

SONG.

SUNG BY A CHORUS OF PEASANTS.

TO THE HON. MRS. HOBART.

1 GRIEF and Mis'ry, hence away,
2 This is Nina's wedding day;
3 All her sorrows now are past.
4 May her joys for ever last.
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5 Joy attend this happy pair;
6 He is brave as she is fair.
7 Guarded by the God of Love,
8 May they ever constant prove!

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG. SUNG BY A CHORUS OF PEASANTS.
Themes: love; marriage
Genres: song

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Poems: by the late George-Monck Berkeley, Esq. ... With a preface by the editor, consisting of some anecdotes of Mr. Monck Berkeley and several of his friends. London: printed by J. Nichols; and sold by Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby; Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cooke, Oxford; Mr. Todd, York; Messrs. Simmons and Co.; Messrs. Flackton, Marrable, and Claris; and Mr. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797, pp. 109-110. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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