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TO A CERTAIN AUTHOR, ON HIS WRITING A PROLOGUE, WHEREIN HE DESCRIBES A TRAVELLER FROZEN IN A SNOW STORM.

1 No more let poets vainly boast
2 Their fine descriptive art,
3 They ransack Nature's gayest store,
4 Yet rarely warm the heart.
5 Hail, happy Bard, whose brilliant wit,
6 With more than Poet's art,
7 Can from a frozen mass extract
8 Fire that can melt the heart.

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    Title (in Source Edition): TO A CERTAIN AUTHOR, ON HIS WRITING A PROLOGUE, WHEREIN HE DESCRIBES A TRAVELLER FROZEN IN A SNOW STORM.
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    Poems, &c. &c. by the Late Mrs. Mary Alcock [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry, 1799, p. 105. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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