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
References: DMI 11573
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