1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Sheridan

Lord M——, "Verses addressed to Miss Linley" St. James's Chronicle (10 April 1773).



Yes, my Fair, to thee belong
All the noblest Powers of Song.
Trust me, for I scorn Deceit,
Nought on Earth is half so sweet
As the melting, dying Note
Warbling through thy liquid Throat;
Save the Breath in which it flows,
Save the Lip on which it grows.