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On her BIRTH-DAY, Being the 11th of December.

1 Why this day's shorter than the rest,
2 A modern bard full well has guest.
3 The sun who shines the year about,
4 And ev'ry lesser light puts out,
5 This day submits, and will not rise,
6 But lends his rays to Stella's eyes.


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Title (in Source Edition): On her BIRTH-DAY, Being the 11th of December.
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. 86. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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