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ABTOR, LENOX AND ! TLDEN FOUNDATIONS 7004

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TO ELIA.

Delightful Author!-unto whom I owe

Moments and moods of fancy and of feeling Afresh to grateful Memory now appealing, Fain would I "bless thee-ere I let thee go!" From month to month has the exhaustless flow

Of thy original mind, its wealth revealing,

With quaintest humour, and deep pathos healing The world's rude wounds, revived Life's early glow: And, mixt with this, at times, to earnest thought Glimpses of truth, most simple and sublime, By thy imagination have been brought

Over my spirit. From the olden time Of Authorship thy Patent should be dated, And thou with Marvell, Browne, and Burton, mated.

BERNARD BARTON.

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