1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

Anonymous, "Lines inscribed on a Leaf of Lowth's Grammar, presented to a young Lady" Port Folio [Philadelphia] 4 (20 October 1804) 335.



Fair miniature of all thy mother's grace,
Gentle Theresa, whose first opening bloom
Foretells a lovely flow'r of rich perfume,
Now that thy tender mind doth quick embrace
Each character impress'd, these pages trace
With studious eye, and let thy thoughts assume
Such classic dress, as grac'd the maids of Rome,
Free, elegant, and as thy manners chaste.