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ON THE BIRTH-DAY OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN THE EAST INDIES

1 Methinks the lark with sweeter lay
2 Salutes the smiling morn,
3 All nature seems to hail the day
4 When such a son was born.
5 He sprung like yonder poplar fair
6 In all the charms of youth,
7 A something shone in all his air
8 Of dignity and truth.
9 His face and figure must engage,
10 And such a soul has he;
11 The like is given once in an age,
12 To shew what man should be.
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13 Then why from Britain's happy isle
14 To other regions go;
15 Shall strangers share that angel smile
16 While friends are sunk in woe?
17 No, charming Phoenix, shew your sense;
18 Relieve a load of pain,
19 And let the winds that bore you hence
20 Convey you back again.

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    Title (in Source Edition): ON THE BIRTH-DAY OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN THE EAST INDIES
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 31-32. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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