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To the same.

On her parting with the first copy of Heaven, and sending for another.

1 Say, Stella, didst thou never look
2 Into that great, that holy book,
3 Which on the parson's desk is spread,
4 And once a week, at least, is read;
5 There, Stella, didst thou never see,
6 How Angels lost their Heav'n, like Thee?
7 And for a punishment beside,
8 We're doom'd for ever to reside
9 In hell, the fittest place for pride.
10 Reflect on this Yet lest thy heart
11 Should with a thought so horrid start,
12 Lest thy soft nature should relent,
13 And Stella for her crime repent;
14 Know, that the guilt for which they fell,
15 Justly deserv'd the hottest hell.
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16 Thou thro' good nature may'st have err'd,
17 And therefore shall thy pray'r be heard;
18 Thy ev'ry wish shall be obtain'd,
19 And Paradise with ease regain'd.


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Title (in Source Edition): To the same. On her parting with the first copy of Heaven, and sending for another.
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, pp. 78-79. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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