1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Seward

P. Adey, "To Miss S—w—d" London Chronicle (13 February 1766) 151.



Lichfeldia mourns, for thee alone he sighs,
For thee the tear steals from his half-clos'd eyes;
For thee he pines, fades like the blasted rose,
And only hopes, in death, to find repose.
O S—w—d snatch from the yawning grave,
With pity heal him, and with love, O save:
Then shall I thee, for ever, sister name,
Our joys united, and our souls the same.