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A POEM on the Princess Amelia.

In Answer to Damon, who invited the Nymphs of Bath, to sing her Praise.

1 Hark! Damon calls, I lead the Way;
2 Ye Nymphs of Bath, come, aid my Lay,
3 Come, strike the trembling String:
4 Amelia's Name so sweetly flows,
5 Her Face such wond'rous Goodness shows,
6 Who can refuse to sing?
7 Her Presence, like the Sun benign,
8 Sheds Blessings where she deigns to shine;
9 And brightens all the Place.
10 But when the Goddess disappears,
11 Our drooping Heads and Eyes in Tears
12 Will witness our Distress.
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13 Oh! wou'd the Muses aid my Wing,
14 Apollo tune my Voice to sing!
15 I'd take the lovely Theme.
16 Amelia's Name the Vale shou'd fill,
17 And echo back from Hill to Hill;
18 Sweet as her rising Fame.
19 While envious Foes in vain repine,
20 May Britain, blest in Brunswic's Line,
21 Still Europe's Balance sway!
22 Till Plenty, Liberty and Peace
23 Shall fill the World till Faction cease,
24 And Earth resound the Joy.

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    Title (in Source Edition): A POEM on the Princess Amelia. In Answer to Damon, who invited the Nymphs of Bath, to sing her Praise.
    Author: Mary Chandler
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    Chandler, Mary, 1687-1745. The Description Of Bath. A Poem. Humbly Inscribed To Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia. By Mrs. Mary Chandler. The Third Edition. To which are added, Several Poems by the same Author [poems only]. London: Printed for James Leake, Bookseller in Bath, 1736, pp. 32-33. 77p. (ESTC T63103) (Page images digitized from a copy at Princeton University.)

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