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Padys Pertical. Mayazım
Beauties of Waitish Poetry:

NO18, Paternoster-

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VOL. III.

LONDON.
Printed for Harrison and

1782.

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CONJUGAL FELICITY.

INSCRIBED TO MRS. N=

BEFORE HER MARRIAGE WITH THE AUTHOR.

ATTEMPTED IN FAMILIAR BLANK VERSE.

BY THE EDITOR.

AIL, lovely Anna! thou whose potent charms } H4

Have bound my heart in Friendship's sacred bonus,
Join'd with the purest Love by Reason fix'd ;

Not such as oft the youthful changeling feels,
Who builds ideal hopes of future bliss
On the frail basis of a beauteous form,
Without a mind to raise it from the dust:
Thee, deareft fair.one, shall my Muse address,
While in her noblest strains the humbly fings---
(Or strives to fing) - THE JOYS OF WEDDED LOVE!

Delightful ftate! when the enraptur'd youth
Beholds the fair for whom he long has ligh’d,
And often fear'd to lose, by rivals press'd,
Now ready to receive his plighted vows,
And seal his future bliss ! With joy elate,
He views his glorious prize; and only fears
Too soon to wake, and find it all a dream,

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