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On Her Birth-Day, December 11.

1 The shortest day, and longest night,
2 Gave birth to all that's fair and bright.
3 So from the cloud of blackest dye,
4 The brightest lightnings always fly.


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Title (in Source Edition): On Her Birth-Day, December 11.
Author: Mary Jones
Genres: occasional poem

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Jones, Mary, d. 1778. 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. 65. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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