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Yet, rich as morn, of many a hue,

When flushing clouds through darkness strike, The Tulip's petals shine in dew,

All beautiful, but none alike.

Kings, on their bridal, might unrobe,

To lay their glories at its foot;
And queens their sceptre, crown, and globe,

Exchange for blossom, stalk, and root.

Here could I stand and moralise ;

Lady, I leave that part to thee; Be thy next birth in Paradise,

Thy life to come-eternity.

MONTGOMERY,

THE WREATH*.

WEAVE a wreath of varied hues,
Here are garlands twining,
For the gay, the brightest choose,
And drooping for the pining.

London Pride,” for West-end beaux
Or belles, as fancy ranges ;
“ Heart's-EASE" too, in plenty grows,
To mcet Dame Fortune's changes.

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ON THE LILY.

Bold Oxlip, and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The Flower-de-luce being one. Of these I lack
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend
To strew him o'er and o'er.

WINTER'S TALE.

SHIPWRECKED upon a kingdom where no pity,
No friends, no hope, no kindred, weep for me;
Almost, no grave allowed me : like the lily,
That once was mistress of the field and flourished,
I'll hang my head and perish.

KING HENRY VIII.

Observe the rising lily's snowy grace,
Observe the various vegetable race;
They neither toil nor spin, but careless grow,
Yet see how warm they blush ! how bright they glow.
What regal vestments can with them compare ;
What king so shining, or what queen so fair!

And gaily the trembling bells peal out,

With gentle tongue,
While elves and fairies career about,

Mid dance and song.
Oh, roses and lilies are fair to see ;
But the wild Blue-bell is the flower for me.

LOUISA ANNE TWAMLEY.

ON A TIME-PIECE.

WITH A FIGURE OF TIME, PLACED NEAR A VASE OF

FLOWERS.

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O PAUSE, Old Time, ere o'er my flowers,

Thy fatal sithe is coldly laid ;
And leave, O leave, some lingering hours,

Ere Nature's final debt is paid.

Some lingering hours, in which may rise

The memory of the buried past; And I may pour some parting sighs,

O'er hopes, thoughts, joys, for ever past.

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They rise no more—those flowers are shed,

Whose early fragrance blest my morn ; They haunt the chambers of the dead,

Like flowers around the funeral urn.

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