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The Earl's Answer, written extempore.

1 Nor Bath, nor Tunbridge, can my Lays inspire;
2 Nor radiant Beauty make me strike the Lyre:
3 Far from the busy Croud I sit, forlorn;
4 And sigh in secret, and in Silence mourn:
5 Nor can my Anguish ever find an End;
6 I weep a Father, and have lost a Friend.

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Title (in Source Edition): The Earl's Answer, written extempore.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; grief; sadness; melancholy; death
Genres: answer/reply
References: DMI 11573

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Poems on Several Occasions. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, p. 165. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 523; Foxon p. 45)

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