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BIRTH-DAY

To the same, on Richmond-Green, Soon after her being Maid of Honour to Queen CAROLINE.

1 Bring, bring the lyre, to usher in the morn;
2 Delia, the gentlest Maid, to day was born:
3 And tho' she twenty summer suns has seen,
4 Tho' now among the nymphs of Britain's Queen,
5 Is still the gentlest Maid upon the green.
6 Sure guardian Sylphs around her paths attend!
7 Without a foe, and worthy ev'ry Friend.
8 In one bright calm may each succeeding year
9 Roll guiltless on, unruffled by a care!
10 Till future Maids of Honour have approv'd
11 The grove she haunted, and the stream she lov'd:
12 And each bright Sister, emulous, proclaim,
13 That Innocence and Pleasure are the same.

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Title (in Source Edition): BIRTH-DAY To the same, on Richmond-Green, Soon after her being Maid of Honour to Queen CAROLINE.
Author: Mary Jones
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Genres: heroic couplet; occasional poem

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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, p. 117. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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