1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

John Wolcot, in "A Pastoral Elegy on the Death of Mrs. Robinson" 1800; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 4:411.



Farewell to the nymph of my heart!
Farewell to the cottage and vine!
From these, with a tear, I depart,
Where pleasure so often was mine.
Remembrance shall dwell on her smile,
And dwell on her lute and her song;
That sweetly my hours to beguile,
Oft echoed the valleys along.
Once more the fair scene let me view,
The grotto, the brook, and the grove,
Dear valleys, for ever adieu!
Adieu to the Daughter of Love!